New York New York Juried Exhibition Terrill Welch Painting

What can we say?… as we make three copies of everything for the International Customs declarations. Since the painting is jury selected for this show, we think we will just have to do our best to get the work there, even though it means a trip to Victoria B.C. for Fedex shipping. It should be, with a bit of luck, at the New York City Gallery, in preparation for the show, by Friday, March 22, 2019!

Willows Early Spring by the Quarry Lakes, Fremont California by Terrill Welch

The Equinox Exhibition in New York, New York

is April 4 through April 26 2019

If you happen to be in the area or have friends who might be interested,

the NYA Gallery in TriBeCa is open 12 – 5 pm everyday at:

7 Franklin place, New York, NY 10013

Also, the Opening Night is April 4th from 6-9 pm and the link for eventvite tickets are HERE.

Just to add to the fun, there is a “sister painting” to this one which is available for viewing by appoint at the Terrill Welch Gallery’s winter studio during the same time as the Spring Equinox show at the NYA Gallery.

Fremont Hills California Early Spring By Terrill Welch

A coast to North American coast, reaching between two neighboring countries with two Terrill Welch paintings seems like a perfect way to start the Terrill Welch Gallery Spring season to me! What do you think?

In other Terrill Welch Gallery news – Sold!

The Terrill Welch Gallery congratulates the art collector who added this large contemporary Canadian landscape oil painting to their collection over the past couple of weeks.

The small study for this larger work refused to be left behind! So the two works will remain together in the same art collection.

Notes from the painter herself:

“A place where sea, shore, trees and home rest in harmony at the entrance to Active Pass on Mayne Island in British Columbia. There is just the right combination of resolve, peace, strength and resiliency present to fortify ones dignity and respect. It is a place where one’s inner and outer worlds seem seamless and glorious.”

Sailing Through the Trees by Terrill Welch, walnut oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

Choosing the right space for a painting is always an interesting challenge. We had the opportunity to exercise my “visiting rights” of another large work in the same art collector’s home while we hung the new painting. This earlier painting is across from an open staircase and allows the viewer to see it easily at various heights from up and down the stairs as well from various locations in the open plan room. The ability to basically shift the viewers perspective from sitting to standing, depending on where they are on the stairs works extremely well. 

Have you ever considered how art work in your rooms will be mostly be viewed? 

Will people be transitioning from one room to another? 

Will they often be sitting on chairs or sofas? 

Is it a standing working area or an entrance? 

Does the work require a brief glance to “get it” or does it require time to study and contemplate? 

What is the work’s purpose in the room? 

Does the work calm or energize? 

Is the art of significance by itself or has it been paired to support other decorative aspects of a room? Or both?

Just a few quick thoughts to bring to your art collecting mindset when choosing where to hang a painting. Maybe these questions will lead to a whole shift of the art in your home or office? A fresh review of the work possibly? 

Note: normally we don’t want to hang an original painting above a fireplace. In this case the fireplace is highly functional and as well as seldom used, leaving the painting at minimal risk of damage. 

Happy Spring from the Terrill Welch Gallery to YOU!

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Seven More Paintings Gone

Since the beginning of October, seven more paintings have left the Terrill Welch Gallery and the artist’s home studio for private art collections. We haven’t shared these departures for a while so we will also add in three other favourites from earlier in the year for a total of ten featured in this post that are now in private art collections. There are others of course. But one can’t share all the works going and have any room left for sharing the new work being released. So we shall stop there for the moment. These original works are characterized by a wide range of sizes, rendered in acrylic and in oil – each have Welch’s signature attention to place, light and movement. Starting with the smaller acrylic painting sketches and working up to the larger oil paintings, let’s see what we have…

Update November 25, 2018: Make that eight! Starting with the latest…

Salish Sea late August morning – 11 x 14 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. Waves rolled ashore creating a space to pause in the August Sun. What a day!

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Then continuing as originally posted….

Orca Trail Cotton Park  – 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air painting sketch by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. A glorious day standing by the sea plein air painting for summer solstice. Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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Afternoon Chairs – 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air painting sketch by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. A pleasant afternoon spent painting under the trees in a fellow painter’s backyard.

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Sea and Shore Study – 11 x 14 inch acrylic plein air painting sketch by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. Sweeping curves round above seal-shaped forms below. Light and shadow intertwine in a symphonic melody.

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A small Emerald Bay Mayne Island B.C. – 24 x 18 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. The emerald waters in the bay sparkle with the clarity of gems as the sunlight reaches over top of the hill. I stand in the calmness for a while then cast my thoughts farther afield to the smoky skies across the water.

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A Tall Tale of Autumn Stuart River – 16 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. These are my childhood trees – popular trees growing on the riverbank. They are my first subject of paintings. I cannot pick up a brush to render them without being transported back through time with its many stops before these trees. These are trees I met before there was even a field in front of them. These are trees I introduced my first lover and later others. Then much later my now husband. These are trees I walked beside while I carried my babies and then with them while they carried theirs. These are the trees that my mother and father have walked with me since they were younger than I am today. Painting the spaces of light and shadow in between is filled with the residue of many visits. It is a tall tale that gets taller with each telling. All I intended to do was to use up the paint leftover on the palette.

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High Desert Dawn – 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. The morning light slices through the heavy storm clouds over the high desert in Orville Washington.

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Long Beach Vancouver Island June 2013 – 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. There is nothing like a long stretch of sand on the west coast of Vancouver Island with the water and mist rolling at the same tempo. Untamed wanton desire whips up our wild side with such grace and ease we gasp, we cry and we laugh like the gulls.

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And here are three more Gallery favourites from earlier in the year that have also sold:

Morning Along the Island Road Mayne Island BC – 20 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. The rising sun grasps at the branches of the arbutus tree and dashes across the old road and through the dry grass. My eyes and heart race to catch up while the brush makes swift marks on the canvas. An island summer plein air morning to be remembered.

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Catching Waves at Georgina Point Mayne Island BC – 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. There is a brisk northwesterly wind stirring up the Salish Sea in the bright autumn sun. I step carefully down the sandstone trail to the shore below the lighthouse at Georgina Point. Looking out across the Strait of Georgia, it seems that the best thing to do is to catch a few waves. Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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And finally for the largest work which only hung in the Terrill Welch Gallery for a day before being personally delivered to the art collector….

Sea and Shore – 36 x 48 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. There is this small bay at the mouth of Active Pass as it opens into the Strait of Georgia where the tension between sea and shore is intense.

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So there you have it! Just a few painting adventures for you as they leave the Terrill Welch Gallery or the artist’s home studio for your browsing pleasure. If you want to see more of her works that have sold or, more importantly, that are still available for purchase –  drop on by the Online Gallery at https://terrillwelchartist.com/online-art-gallery. Or, if you happen to be making a trip to Mayne Island on the Southwest Coast of Canada, make an appointment and come into the Terrill Welch Gallery where it is the artist’s winter studio until the spring of 2019.

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