West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch

Tall fir and winding arbutus trees stretch up from sandstone shores. These unmistakable features buttress rolling seas and an endless sky. West Coast Landscape as Home is a painting conversation that is deeply embedded in Terrill Welch’s everyday life. Her large and small canvases showcase the mysterious and rugged landscape of the southwest coast of Canada.

Welcome to the Solo Exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch –  April 4th to May 31st 2015

At Camassia Café, 574 Fernhill Road, Mayne Island B.C. Canada

Opening reception Saturday, April 4th 6:30pm to 8:30 pm

An art catalog book for this exhibition is available for viewing and purchase HERE. This magazine booklet is best viewed from a PC or Laptop. A few copies of the catalog will be available at the opening for those attending the show in person. A PDF price list for paintings included in the show can be requested by emailing tawelch@shaw.ca . Purchases of paintings can be made in advance of the opening. We request that, if possible, the purchased work remain in the show until the first week of May, at which time it will be shipped or personally delivered to the art collector. All paintings in the show can be viewed in detail and purchased online through Terrill Welch’s Arty Home online gallery profile HERE. Please feel free to contact Terrill Welch directly for or further information or if you have any questions .

For your viewing pleasure and immediate gratification, all 22 paintings in the solo exhibit are featured below and (by clicking on the image or title of the work) includes a direct link to detailed viewing, addition information and purchase price for each piece in the West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch.

Note: size is very difficult to demonstrate in an online post of this nature. Generally, the larger the brush strokes appear to the viewer in the photograph, the small the painting. Sizes in inches of each work is included after the title to provide further clarity when viewing. The largest painting in the exhibition is 36.0 x 72.0 inches (or three feet high by six feet long) and the smallest is 8.0 x 8.0 inches. All works are sold unframed with painted edges on those pieces that are 1.5 inches in depth.

 

SOLD! West Coast Early Evening Winter Sea  16.0 x 20.0 x 1.5 in

WEST COAST EARLY EVENING WINTER SEA 16 x 20 inch by Terrill Welch 2015_01_01 253

 

SOLD! Sea and Stones French Beach  12.0 x 16.0 x 1.5 in

Sea and Stones French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inc cradle by Terrill Welch 2015_02_01 067

 

SOLD! Sky and Sea French Beach  12.0 x 16.0 x 1.5 in

Sky and Sea French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inch cradle by Terrill Welch 2015_02_01 060

 

Trail in the Arbutus Trees   24.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

TRAIL IN THE ARBUTUS TREES 24 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_01_01 246

 

SOLD! Trail Along the Ridge  30.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

Trail Along the Ridge 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painter Terrill Welch 2014_11_26 016

 

Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge  14.0 x 18.0 x 1.5 in

Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas contemporary Canadian landscape art by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 025

 

Promise  12.0 x 16.0 x 0.75 in

Promise 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_21 069

 

Rhythm of the Sea Edith Point  20.0 x 40.0 x 1.5 in

Rhythm of the Sea Edith Point 20 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_16 069

 

Long Beach Vancouver Island June 2013  48.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

Long Beach Vancouver Island 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 027

 

End of Storm Georgina Point Mayne Island  8.0 x 10.0 x 0.75 in

End of Storm Georgina Point Mayne Island 8 x 10 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_06_25 017

 

Sold! Castle Rocks at Creyke Point  8.0 x 8.0 x 0.75 in

Castle Rocks at Creyke Point 8 x 8 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_11 020

 

SOLD! Evening Thunderclouds Over The Strait of Georgia 20.0 x 20.0 x 1.5 in

Evening Thunderclouds over the Strait of Georgia 20 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2012_12_20 025

 

West Coast Blues Rolling Waves Oyster Bay  36.0 x 72.0 x 1.5 in

West Coast Blues rolling waves Oyster Bay 36 x 72 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_07_16 055

 

Evening and the Arbutus Tree 36.0 x 60.0 x 1.5 inches

Evening and the Arbutus Tree 36 x 60 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_01_07 018

 

SOLD! Morning Greets Fir Tree Study  10.0 x 8.0 x 0.75 inches

Morning Greets Fir Tree study 10 x 8 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_03 040

 

SOLD! Arbutus by the Trail  8.0 x 10.0 x 0.75 in

Arbutus by the Trail 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_11_16 007

 

Arbutus on Mt. Parke  12.0 x 16.0 x 0.75 in

Arbutus on Mt. Park 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_10_26 059

 

Remembered Untold Mystery  10.0 x 10.0 x 0.75 in

Remembered Untold Mystery 10 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_06_01 009

 

Road To Everyday  36.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

Road to Everyday 36 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_16 106

 

Farm in Fog  16.0 x 20.0 x 2.0 in

Farm In Fog 16 x 20 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2013_11_05 157

 

Haying  14.0 x 18.0 x 0.75 in

Haying oil 14 x 18 inch on canvas by Terrill Welch

 

Breezy Bay Morning  36.0 x 36.0 x 1.5 in

Breezy Bay Morning 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 038

We hope you have enjoyed this opportunity to view the West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch online in this post.  Thank you to Anita Bates and Camassia Cafe for offering gallery space for this solo exhibit. As part of the Festive Active Pass celebrations Terrill Welch will also be doing a live painting session at the Cafe between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday April 18th. Again, if you have any questions about a specific painting or making purchase arrangements please contact Terrill Welch directly.

 

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Best 14 Paintings of 2014 Happy New Year

We are swiftly moving into 2015 but as promised, here is the best fourteen of 2014 paintings as selected by the artist Terrill Welch. This year there are several painting sketches included from the three-month European travels as well as finished paintings. The paintings and painting sketches are organized in no particular order and shared here for your viewing pleasure. A few words accompany each painting or painting sketch to provide some background into their creation and a window into the influence of everyday life in the work of the artist.

Please note that scale of original work is difficult to convey in this type of post. Close observation of the size information is recommended.

1. Afternoon canal watch in Venice Italy – 18 x 24 cm acrylic painting sketch on linen finished paint block.

The gondoliers are often in convoys swinging their way around the canals of Venice with enchanted passengers. I watch from the top of a bridge someplace deep in the fish-shaped city. I love to watch their progression, yet have little desire to take a ride. Earlier today I heard someone say “Venice is slowly decaying with a declining population and is on life-support of tourism.” May the canals continue to fill with gondoliers and smart-phone videoing guests – living their dream of Venice.

Afternoon canal watch in Venice Italy 18 x 24 cm acrylic painting sketch on linen finished paint block by Terrill Welch 2014_04_19 005

The original sketch is not for sale. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

2. Breezy Bay Morning – 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Squared with a Breezy Bay Morning on Saturna Island. This painting is more than a nostalgic moment. It is about a global myth and a modern-day fantasy. I leave you with its loose grasp on your critical thinking. I leave you within the warmth of our common dream.

Breezy Bay Morning 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 038

3. Evening with Cezanne’s Mountain – 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

This evening painting, which began with an acrylic painting sketch on the painters’ mound in Aix-en-Provence, is about the interplay between our internal world and what is accentuated by the light resulting in our creating what we believe we see is in front of us. Montagne Sainte-Victoire as we know from the work of Paul Cezanne is an exemplar subject for this conversation. There is a second painting of the same scene in the morning as well.

Evening with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire2014_09_15 050

4. From the White Room Aix-en-Provence – 25 x 35 cm acrylic painting sketch

From the vantage point of the white room in Aix-en-Provence,France, I often stood and observed the interactions and comings and goings of locals and tourists as they passed on the streets below. It was a delicious bird-like view for painting where few looked up and noticed my prying inquires.

From the White Room Aix en Provence 25 x 35 cm acrylic painting sketch by Terrill Welch 2014_05_18 069

The original sketch is not for sale. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

5. Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge – 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

Following the goat paths where the Garry Oaks lean into Brown Ridge on Saturna Island is a beautiful sight. We must stop before looking up from our feet and out over the inside passage towards Saltspring and Vancouver Island. These muted hues have endurance and awe brushed into their presence. Canadian landscape art is imminently present in this view.

Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 025

6. Morning by Pont d’ Avignon – 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas

The Pont d’Avignon or Pont Saint-Bénézet once had 22 arches. The bridge was eventually abandon as the arches took too much upkeep due to being damaged when the Rhone river would flood. The four remaining arches are believed to have been built around 1345. The bridge was the inspiration for the song Sur le pont d’Avignon. The subject for this work began with a plein air sketch while I was standing on the riverbank on an early morning in June of 2014 in Avignon France.

Morning by Pont d' Avignon 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_07_03 150

The original sketch is now in a private collection . Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

7. Morning with Cezanne’s Mountain – 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

This morning painting, which began with an acrylic painting sketch on the painters’ mound in Aix-en-Provence, is about the interplay between our internal world and what is accentuated by the light resulting in our creating what we believe we see is in front of us. Montagne Sainte-Victoire as we know from the work of Paul Cezanne is an exemplar subject for this conversation. There is a second painting of the same scene in the evening as well.

Morning with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire 2014_09_15 041

8. Oyster Bay Late July – 12 x 16 inch plein air oil on canvas

This plein air of Mayne Island’s Oyster Bay 12 × 16 inch oil on canvas seascape brushes against the immediacy of the west coast Canadian landscape.

Oyster Bay Late July 12 x 16 inch plein air oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_08_08 060

This painting is now in a private collection. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

9. Promise – 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

The fog has been hesitant to raise her skirts much above her knees on the island ridges. We can’t really blame her. After all, we have been gawking without shame, seeking even the tiniest glimpse of blue sky and sunlight between her cottony ruffles. Today though, within the deep winter quiet, we are given brief moments of reprieve from her dowdy grey garments. It was not a dazzling display but enough to leave us momentarily content, hopeful even.

Promise 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_21 069

10. Red Gate – 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas

On a rare snow day, the whites reach for colour through the fog over at the field with the red gate on Mayne Island, British Columbia Canada. Please do feel free to walk into this southwest coast contemporary rural landscape painting and stay awhile.

Red Gate 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_09 014

This painting is now in a private collection. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

11. Stuart River Kicking Leaves – 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Snow is not far off and a day of kicking leaves means there is a good stockpile of winter wood. The larder is full and the winter vegetables put down. With the last heat of the sun on our back and cool northern breeze on our face, kicking leaves is a luxury between the tasks that are necessary to survive another winter.

Stuart River kicking leaves 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painterTerrill Welch 2014_11_26 005

12. The Olive Tree – 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas

This work is created using reference painting sketches, photographs and my memory from traveling this spring to a farm outside of Florence Italy. The painting of the olive tree seems to collapse history and time onto a contemporary the canvas.

The Olive Tree 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_11_01 032

13. Trail Along the Ridge – 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas

There is a place called Mount Parke on Mayne Island that has a trail that meanders steeply up to above the cliffs behind our house and runs along the ridge. Sometimes if there is low fog it is possible to climb up on the ridge into the sun. It is like some special magic has happened. I want to laugh and clap my hands and do a little gig along the trail.

Trail Along the Ridge 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painter Terrill Welch 2014_11_26 016

14. What is Left in Avignon France – 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch on canvas board

There comes a time when every traveler must pack up and move on. Tomorrow is the day we leave Avignon France. This still life is a collection of basic foods that are left and represent the richness of our experience in this warm beautiful city. Mostly the painting sketch is about exploring the idea that we can divide our lives up into pieces and moments but it really only makes sense as a whole.

What is Left in Avignon France 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch on canvas board by Terrill Welch 2014_06_013 041

This painting sketch is now in a private collection in France. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

Happy New Year and all the best in 2015!

If you would like to glance back at last years collection they can be found at “Best 13 Paintings of 2013 Happy New Year

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Sky and Sea in three west coast contemporary landscape paintings

These three recent paintings are mostly sky with the sea playing an important but supporting role in the landscape composition. Due to the similarity of subject and the orientation of the viewer, they are being released together.

The first contemporary landscape painting captures dusk on the winter west coast of Canada sea with clouds washed in colour.

ALMOST HOME 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

Almost Home 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_21 104

The second painting tells the story about how the fog has been hesitant to raise her skirts resulting in a poem to accompany the work.

PROMISE

The fog has been hesitant to raise her skirts
much above her knees on the island ridges.
We can’t really blame her.

After all, we have been gawking without shame,
seeking even the tiniest glimpse of blue sky and
sunlight between her cottony ruffles.

Today though,
within the deep winter quiet,
we are given brief moments of reprieve
from her dowdy grey garments.
It was not a dazzling display
but enough to leave us momentarily content,
hopeful even.

PROMISE 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Promise 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_21 069

The third and final painting renders a  storm as it breaks in the late afternoon sky leaving behind a rainbow mountain and pink sky.

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN PINK SKY 16 X 20 oil on canvas.

Rainbow Mountain Pink Sky 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_03 085

Each painting has been approached to bring you into the landscape, experience its fullness and moment of wonder. Their simplicity of structure is purposeful and a deliberate intention to ask for your pause and reflection on the landscape as you pass through a time of contemporary busyness.

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Farm In Fog – pastoral landscape painting

Loosely referencing a Mayne Island farm, this painting of west coast fog  stirs our imagination. There is a sense that if we look away the fog will have enveloped the whole scene leaving us with only grey shadows of shapes. The distant ferry whistle might sound as it enters Active Pass and we will peer into the place that was visible only seconds before, waiting.

Farm In Fog 16 x 20 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2013_11_05 157

The painting is oil on gessobord with a two-inch wood cradle. No frame is necessary. The hanging wire is attached and it is ready to place on the wall.

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New Release – August Morning Reef Bay landscape painting

With November winter weather settling it, this landscape is a pleasant escape.

The harsh summer late morning light has the ocean and distant islands playing second fiddle to the dark dank seaweed-draped sandstone reefs. Yet, the music of a summer sea is played with its usual robust notes.

AUGUST MORNING REEF BAY 11 x 14 inch oil on canvas

August morning Reef Bay 11 x 14 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2012_08_14 194

Detailed view and purchase information HERE.

Started as a plein air painting this work was finished in the studio.

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Arbutus on Mt. Parke – landscape oil painting

Morning lifts heavy mist from the highest places while the sun dances cheek-to-cheek with the late October shadows. As these arbutus trees extend themselves in prayer, angels dissipate into the warmth gathering on top of the Mayne Island Mt. Parke ridge.

ARBUTUS ON MT. PARKE – 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Arbutus on Mt. Park  12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_10_26 059

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This will be one of the paintings featured at my November 9th & 10th Open Studio event.

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Seaside Mayne Island – Large Canadian Landscape Oil Painting

Some moments are impossible to forget. Such is a late afternoon walk in this location on the shores of Mayne Island. Meander along a trail by the sea, taking time to stop and let the moment settle in. This large contemporary Canadian west coast landscape painting is a full 60 x 36 inch oil on canvas with 1.5 inch edges that will be painted as desired by the purchasing art collector.

SEASIDE MAYNE ISLAND

Seaside Mayne Island 60 x 36 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_10_15 041

[Update February 2017 – this painting is now sold. View other available work HERE.]

I want o be clear, this painting is five feet tall and three feet wide. As a contemporary Canadian landscape painter, I only do a few paintings this size because I still want room to move in my work space. Yet, I can’t seem to resist lugging these grand-size canvases back to the studio and letting loose with the paint. There is also a smaller 10 x 8 inch study of this same scene which is now in a private collection.

This will be one of the paintings featured at my November 9th & 10th Open Studio event.

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Chasing October Sun by the Sea – an en plein air oil painting

There is a warm October sun down by the sea. We stay and watch as it drifts along the shore. No regrets.

plein air Chasing October Sun by the Sea 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_10_06 051

CHASING OCTOBER SUN BY THE SEA is a 12 x 16 inch Plein air painting with 1.5 inch painted edges. No framing necessary.

Chasing October Sun by the Sea  12 x 16 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_10_18 176

There is more background and work-in-progress information about this painting on the Creative Potager blog HERE.

This will be one of the paintings featured at my November 9th & 10th Open Studio event.

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SOLD The Mt. Baker Reach Canadian landscape painting

There is something about coming to the Mayne Island shore and seeing Mount Baker across the Strait of Georgia that is like magic. No photograph seems to adequately capture my surprise and delight so I took the task to my canvas instead.

The Mt. Baker Reach 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_07_02 015

THE MT. BAKER REACH 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas is sold to a private collector in California.

I am off to find the perfect box to get it ready for the post.

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Large autumn seascape oil painting released Today – Sliced with a Tear

There is something about autumn by the sea with the gray melancholy wrapped in fall colours. This particular day is one of those slow-baked, melancholy west coast Sundays, so moist and tender you can slice it with a tear.

This is the first of four huge canvases I have completed over the past several months. I started this painting last year about this time but it was not completed until February. However, I was not ready yet to let it go out into the world. I coveted closely, showing it here, on my blog and to close friends, family and art collectors but it was not for sale. Today though, I am ready and I am releasing this painting to a good independently wealthy or willing-to-take-out-a-mortgage home. This is one large painting! 🙂

SLICED WITH A TEAR 36 x 60 inch oil on canvas

Sliced with a Tear 36 x 60  inch oil on canvas  by Terrill Welch 2013_01_25 115

Updated February 25, 2014: This painting is no longer available. It is now a private collection in central British Columbia.

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If desired, original work  can often be purchased directly from Terrill Welch. Please contact Terrill for personalized service.

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