Still and Not So Still Life show at the Terrill Welch Gallery

A summer harvest of colour. “Happy paintings!” visitors keep saying with bold sunflowers, plump golden plums, red tumbling pears, gestural roses and more catching the light across oil painted canvases.

These works by landscape painter Terrill Welch are seldom shown. Her rolling seas, curving arbutus and stoic towering fir trees are much better known to us. However, with the Terrill Welch Gallery we have pulled together this still life body of work for your viewing pleasure.

The “Still and Not So Still Life” show will be up from Sept 1 – and extended to Oct 1, 2017. A video preview of the show is available on Youtube at:

There is also a guest painting by Elena Maslova-Levin displayed in a place of honour in this show. “Dancing Pears” is a 9 x 12 inch oil on linen canvas board and the first painting that Terrill Welch added by this artist to her private collection. This cameo appearance is the only beginning of the gallery’s sharing of Maslova-Levin’s work with a more extensive show anticipated in April 2018 with the artist visiting the gallery in person from the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

More about Elena Maslova-Levin (Lena Levin) and her work is available HERE.

TERRILL WELCH GALLERY

478 Village Bay Rd in Miners Bay, Mayne Island, B.C., Canada

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays 11 – 4

Online 24/7 at the Terrill Welch Gallery Page on this website with a video preview and information to view the online gallery for the current show.

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Three paintings in La Vida Rústica Art Show

The Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council is hosting an interesting art show this weekend on Mayne Island : “La Vida Rústica” — multi-disciplinary reflections on the rustic life. Opening Night is Friday July 29 from 7-9:30 pm  in the historic Agricultural Hall. There will be live music, spoken word and excellent refreshments. The show will then be open Saturday July 30th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday July 31st 11:00 am – 4:00 pm,  2016.

SGI Arts Council La Vida Rustica poster July 29 31 2016

These three paintings by Terrill Welch will be part of this group show with over twelve other local artists. No reason to miss out no matter where you are on this fine summer weekend. Terrill’s paintings are also available for purchase online.  So browse away from your deck chair or while wiggling your toes in the sand at the beach. Then click the “inquiry about piece” option to make your purchase arrangements. Done!

These flowers are from the Deacon Vale Farm on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada and were caught in the deep shadows of full sun on the side porch.

Always Roses 36 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Always Roses 24 x 36 inch  oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2012_07_12 187

Detailed viewing and purchase information HERE.

Squared with a Breezy Bay morning view from the deck of one of the oldest farm houses on Saturna Island British Columbia, Canada. This painting is more than a nostalgic moment. It is about a global myth and a modern-day fantasy.

Breezy Bay Morning 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas

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

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The final painting in the show, is an outdoor still life where brushes move quickly over the plein air canvas in the cool shade of a warm spring afternoon. Maybe we can just sit and read a while and enjoy our tea.

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas plein air by Terrill Welch 2015_04_25 140

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If you are in our physical neighbourhood, come on by! Terrill will be at the show Saturday July 30th from 2 – 4 pm. She would love to see you and show you around.

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ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

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Work in progress BLOG –

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Plums Apples and Mostly Sunflowers still life painting

The soft filtered light of late summer minimizes the contrast as we drift into the spaces in between, enjoying the colours and the relationships within this still life painting. Edges can be finished in a colour to meet your needs or left natural. Framing is optional with these 1.5 inch edges.

PLUMS APPLES AND MOSTLY SUNFLOWERS – 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Plums Apples and Mostly Sunflowers 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 047

Detailed view and purchase information HERE.

As well, here is the painting in a context to better visualize its size…

context with Plums Apples and Mostly Sunflowers 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 175

 

More about the background on this painting is available in my Creative Potager process blog at “Golden Plums Summer Flowers with Rilke Cezanne and Matisse

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CONTACT THE ARTIST DIRECTLY

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

© 2013 Terrill Welch, All rights reserved.

August Still life with Cezanne and Matisse

There are distinctive elements of Paul Cezanne’s work that go far beyond his use of colour to represent form. He had a way of presenting different viewpoints in his compositions that was and is exciting. This is something that Henri Matisse continued to explore while allowing the paint to become colour fields of flat surfaces. At one point in the of the development of this work I had a choice. I could continue to build up the colour fields or I could continue to follow the light and movement within the still life. Matisse of course was arguing for letting paint be paint in its colour and simplicity. Cezanne was slowly working his way into the tension of form and structure of the still life using colour as his guide. I observed. I thanked the masters. Then I picked up my brush and continued to paint the light and movement between the forms until the painting came to rest.

AUGUST STILL LIFE WITH CEZANNE AND MATISSE – 36 x 24 inch oil on canvas

August Still life with Cezanne and Matisse 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 034

Detailed viewing and purchase information available by contacting Terrill Welch directly HERE.

More about the background on this painting is available in my Creative Potager process blog at “Golden Plums Summer Flowers with Rilke Cezanne and Matisse

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

Redbubble photography and painting prints and merchandise

Work in progress BLOG –

Creative Potager – first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.

 

CONTACT THE ARTIST DIRECTLY

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

© 2013 Terrill Welch, All rights reserved.