My hand grips the pliers to loosen the lid on a tube of French Ultramarine and I squeeze it liberally into a mound on the upper left hand side of my palette. It has been a productive month and there has been a lot of squeezing of various pigments suspended in walnut oil. Each of these paintings has a story and the landscapes are all significant and intimately familiar to me. The results are satisfying and I am ready to share them with you.
Our Mayne Island fall tour is again happening this year. It is a weather-dependent event for day visitors from Vancouver Island and Vancouver but still a great day of island meandering if you are game for an adventure.
The Agriculture Hall and our Community Centre both will be bursting with artist and makers as well as many open studios and small galleries to browse. I will have the gallery pod open an extra hour early for the studio tour days starting 10-4 on Friday November 10th and finishing Sunday November 12th. I will have a few studio tour maps available and my regular studio signs will be up so you can find your way. Also, the paintings in the gallery pod will be available for viewing online as usual. Come on by and say “hello” and, with a bit of luck, on the Saturday and Sunday I will also be able to invite you into the house to see the studio area and additional work on show in our home.
The Terrill Welch Gallery Pod is generally open daily from 11-4 at 428 Luff Rd. for walk-in self browsing on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada. All current paintings showing can always be viewed in our private viewing room at: https://www.artworkarchive.com/rooms/terrill-welch/59ce84
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As the spring days really begin, we have a new “West Coast Sea Escape” show with paintings by Terrill Welch in the Terrill Welch Gallery Pod, OPEN DAILY 11-4 with extended hours 10-4 for the Made on Mayne Spring Tour April 7th – 8th at 428 Luff Rd, Mayne Island B.C. We look forward to your visits both online and in person to enjoy these seascape paintings that are showing until May 17, 2023 in our unique gallery pod in the woods.
Slipping out to the gallery pod every morning, we make sure everything is ready for your self browsing visit. If we are available, we do come out and say “hello”. However, the gallery pod is designed for walk in viewing and you are encouraged to go in and explore the art on your own. There are lists of artwork, QR codes to request purchase and telephone numbers to text or call for assistance.
The seascape painting “China Beach in Late February” on the top right is new and this is its first time being in a show. China Beach is on the southwest tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
We are thrilled to have the large 40 x 60 inch seascape painting of Active Pass anchoring this show across the back of the gallery pod. The city seascape to its right is a newer painting interpreting a location in the Victoria B.C. area.
These landscape paintings of the sea remind us of our constant relationship with both continuity and change with beginnings and endings overlapping in endless rhythms.
Enjoy and feel free to share with your family and friends. Bring them by to experience this unique gallery space that is here to warmly welcome you.
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From 10 – 5 Thursday to Monday, February 7, 2023 to April 17, 2023 the ISLAND TIME ART room at 492 Dalton Road on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada will present “Beyond” with original paintings of various sizes by Jody Waldie, Jennifer Peers, Glenda King, Maeva Lightheart and Terrill Welch. In this diverse show, most of these recent paintings are slightly beyond the usual expressions for each painter with many leaning towards abstraction and one towards extreme realism. These works are outliers or works from the margins of these artists which are being given space to be seen and appreciated.
Take a quick one minute video tour through the room…
These artworks can also be viewed and purchased online from one of our private viewing room at:
We are starting to stir out of our winter cozy season by featuring Mayne Island Landscape paintings by Terrill Welch in our unique gallery pod in the woods at 428 Luff Rd, Mayne Island BC. No arrangements or appointments are necessary. We are boldly going forward with DAILY OPEN hours from 11-4 everyday starting today, January 22, 2023. Since our Terrill Welch Gallery Pod has the option of walk in self-browsing with a QR card for purchase links in our online gallery, we can do this! So we are! There is a phone number for additional assistance and Terrill will come say “hello” in person if she is available. Either way, stay as long as you like and enjoy the paintings.
Each year I like to review which are my best paintings painted and released in that calendar year. Sometimes this selection is easy and other times it can be more challenging to decide. This is a more challenging review of 32 new paintings in 2022 with a wider range than usual of approaches. However, a decision has been made! I ended up choosing 10 paintings, including a diptych, and one bonus painting. (So there are 12 separate canvases in total)
Please note that many of these paintings have already sold and are in private collections. However there are still a few excellent works to choose from and, with a bit of luck, more will be coming available in 2023.
Now I am off to consider my intention for 2023 and my new series “Thriving in Place”. More soon!
The Terrill Welch Gallery pod has a new show with additional works showing exclusively online for your browsing and purchasing pleasure between November 3 and November 28, 2022. “For the Love of Trees” includes a selection of Terrill Welch’s tree paintings and a guest tree painting by Glenda King. Visiting this unique gallery space, tucked into the woods at 428 Luff Road on Mayne Island, is becoming a travel destination for the gallery’s art collectors, fans and island visitors. All artworks in each current show can also be viewed with additional information and purchased online in our private viewing room HERE.
The gallery pod space is purposefully designed for self-browsing with assistance upon request and is open 11-4 Thursday through Monday and closed Tuesday and Wednesday unless arrangements are made in advance. (The container gallery space was built by West Coast Container Homes on Vancouver Island.)
Opening today “For The Love Of Trees” is our third show that we have curated in this new gallery space since the beginning of September. If a large gallery space were like a novel, then the gallery pod’s modest size is like poetry. There is a desire and a need to make each painting exactly the right choice in precisely the right position with no more and no less artworks than what is necessary to complete each show. Poetry, yes?
Keeping the walls for artwork only, a price list with descriptions and additional information is available on a chair for visitors to discover more about specific paintings that are of interest.
The painting on the left is by Glenda King and is titled “Look Way Up”.
In most shows there is a guest painting by a fellow island artist to accompany Terrill Welch’s artwork. These artists also show with her in a second location, ISLAND TIME ART, which is located near the ferry terminal on Mayne Island at 492 Dalton Drive.
The differences between the two show spaces are subtle and yet intentional. Paintings selected for the Terrill Welch Gallery Pod are usually landscape paintings and mostly larger artworks by Terrill Welch with a few smaller pieces included as space allows. ISLAND TIME ART has mostly smaller original paintings by various artists including Terrill Welch and reproductive prints and useable art products by only Terrill Welch that are suitable for gifts and collecting holiday memories. Many people visit both locations and some just one or the other depending on their needs and interests.
But let’s get back to “For The Love Of Trees” which is a long standing passion subject for contemporary landscape painter Terrill Welch.
The tree painting subjects in this show range from Fremont in California to the Stuart River in north central British Columbia with many located on Mayne Island on the southwest coast of Canada. There are willows, polars, firs and arbutus trees as well as a winter scene painted plein air in the snow at the Mayne Island Japanese Memorial Garden. Each tree or clump of trees is painted as if they were sitting for a portrait or telling us a story about their lives while we listen intently.
We wish you much enjoyment and discover about each of these paintings of trees that will be part of the Made on Mayne Tour from November 11-13, 2022. You do not need to wait though and as mentioned above, you can slip in to see this new show starting today or view “For The Love Of Trees” online HERE.
In addition, we would like to extend a thank you to Island Art Magazine for including “Winter with the Old Fir on the Ridge” that is in this current show on page 20 of the magazine’s November publication. We smiled when we saw it placed next to a a short article about the difference between Monet and Manet.
The complete online publication can be viewed HERE and if you love art, and Canadian art in particular, you will enjoy the read.
On a final note, we would like to congratulate our art collectors on the purchase of a commissioned 20 x 24 inch oil painting “Cotswolds Memories” by Terrill Welch.
Artist notes: This painting is a rare collaboration starting with an art collector’s image. Much research, my own memories of painting in England and plain imagination went into this homage to a fascinating mackerel sky.
And with this, we shall conclude our gallery update for now. Please do contact us if you have any questions or special requests. We are always happy to assist if we can.
New show in the Terrill Welch Gallery Pod opening today October 6 and showing through to October 31, 2022. Self browsing available in person from 11-4, Thursday through Monday, at 428 Luff Rd., Mayne Island B.C. or online in our private viewing room HERE.
This show is primarily Terrill Welch’s Red Line Series which began in 2021 as a way for her to be personably accountable for noticing the impacts on our environment while holding the tension between the grandness and beauty during the destruction of our landscape.
Artist notes about the Red Line Series: Sea levels rise, damage from storm surges increase, wild fire smoke gives us deep orange moonrises, glaciers in the mountains melt endangering our freshwater supply and we are running out of suitable sand to make cement as we mine the landscape relentlessly for its resources. I could paint stunning landscapes for the next twenty years. But, in a way, they would be a lie, denying the pain and lump in my throat as I walk amongst the trees. Right now, painting only such paintings of bliss seem irresponsible, an unacceptable personal denial. So I went to work to find a more honest way to render my experiences.
Smaller paintings by Terrill Welch are also included outside of this series plus two guest paintings by Jennifer Peers.
Please call, text or use our inquiry option for assistance or to make purchasing arrangements. Thank you for visiting the Terrill Welch Gallery Pod and enjoying our self browsing experience.
Again, feel free to view online in our private viewing room HERE.
Self browsing is available in our well ventilated Terrill Welch Gallery Pod and it is open today between 11-4 and each day through to Monday at 428 Luff Rd on Mayne Island, BC and day trips are pleasant adventures from Southern Vancouver Island to Mayne Island. Or with reservations, come to the island from anywhere for a few days during the golden days of September.
Our location is marked on Google maps and on the Mayne Island Chamber map that is a available on BC Ferries and at various location on the island.
Pssst! It is here. The Gallery Pod is sitting is on location as of Wednesday August 17th. Yes!!! We will be opening our first show in this new space 11-4 on Thursday, September 1st at 428 Luff Rd, Mayne Island BC, Canada. More about the Gallery Pod and our opening is available in ”A Brush With Life” at:
“I am a landscape painter exposing life’s mystery in an ordinary day….”
“Stripping away the human illusion of our separation from nature is at the core of my work. I have a driving need to succeed in creating bridges with my art between humanity and nature, before it is too late. This illusion extends to a presumption of a separation between land, water and sky. I explore the inter-dependency of these natural elements….”
“These works reflect my surrounding landscapes. The brushstrokes render the light, shadow, movement, smells, sounds and emotions I am experiencing in our natural world. The resulting paintings are my complete sensory experience, expressed…”
“It is a tall order for a painter with a brush, making marks on a canvas. Yet, I must try…”
“ I must keep painting until we pause before the work and weep in our knowing – without our natural world, we will no longer exist. It is my sacred work as a landscape painter to ensure that this message reaches into the hearts of humanity. This is my mission – my in-progress life’s work. Happy Earth Day 2022!”
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