Exposing The Mystery In An Ordinary Day

Recently Terrill Welch was asked what her art was about.

“I am a landscape painter, exposing the mystery in ordinary day” she replied, “want to see?”

With several large canvases prepped with grounds and underpaintings waiting for her in the winter studio and material being reworked for a new online teaching of oil painting classes starting early in the new year, a few moments were taken up with creating a short glimpse into Terrill’s work… so we can “see” what this Canadian landscape artist is doing. She will be thrilled if you take a second or two and watch the short video, leave a comment and share with others who might be interested. Enjoy!

The Terrill Welch Gallery is now closed until early April, except by appoint to visit the winter studio or her home studio. However, work is always available 24/7 in her online gallery. This has been a good year finding homes for paintings. So far, almost as many works left on adventures of their own as were released. However,  “available” works showing in the online gallery are current. So feel free to browse away HERE.

Also, beyond the showing of work in the Terrill Welch Gallery, there are two new solo exhibitions scheduled  for 2018 in public gallery spaces. If you are traveling in these areas of British Columbia or you are close by and want to make a special trip to see the work, specific details are below.

The first solo exhibition opening April 5th at The Station House Gallery in Williams Lake, British Columbia. The “Light of Place Exposed, Landscapes by Terrill Welch” show can be viewed in the main gallery until April 28th.

The second solo exhibition “Between Islands on the Salish Sea” will be at the Galiano Public Library on Galiano Island, British Columbia from September 10 to October 26, 2018.

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Bowl of Winter Fruit – still life painting by Terrill Welch

Without a doubt, it is the Canadian west coast landscape that is the primary muse of artist Terrill Welch. However this does not preclude the occasional still life painting. Most frequently these are rendered during the ripening of summer. But deep in the heart of winter there is also a spark that can whisk her brush across a canvas.

There is a roundness of shapes in the warm winter light that is drifting through the kitchen while paint remains paint.

BOWL OF WINTER FRUIT 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Bowl of Winter Fruit by Terrill Welch 2014_02_08 099

Detailed view and purchase information is available HERE.

Bowl of Winter Fruit

The warmth from the kitchen remains,

long after the light fades,

long after the fruit has been eaten,

long after winter has passed.

by Terrill Welch

bowl of winter fruit still life painting in kitchen by Terrill Welch 2014_02_05 032

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Best 13 Paintings of 2013 Happy New Year

First, Happy New Year and all the best in 2014!

With fifty finished works, many already sold, and several of these paintings three feet by six feet or greater, I found it a challenge to decide on a personal selection of just 13 paintings to designate as my best 13 paintings of 2013. However, the job is done and it gives me great pleasure to share my choices with you on the eve of a New Year.

In no particular order….

STORM WATCHING  30 x 4o inch oil on canvas – still available HERE.

Storm Watching 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_11 003

THROUGH THE TREES  5 x 7 inch oil on canvas – Updated July, 2014: SOLD

Through the Trees 5 x 7 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_04 431

WINTER SEA II 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas – SOLD

Winter Sun II 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_05_28 279

END OF DAY WITH ARBUTUS 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas – SOLD

End of Day with Arbutus 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_07_08 003

RHYTHM OF THE SEA EDITH POINT 20 x 40 inch oil on canvas – available HERE.

Rhythm of the Sea Edith Point 20 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_03 079

WEST COAST BLUES study 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas – SOLD

West Coast Blues study resting 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch SOLD 2013_03_04 020

TULIPS SPRINGWATER DECK II  20 x 16 inch oil on canvas – SOLD

Tulips Springwater Deck II by Terrill Welch 2013_05_03 008

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

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

ACTIVE PASS SPRING MORNING 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas – SOLD

Active Pass Spring Morning 2013 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_19 047

EVENING AND THE ARBUTUS  36 x 60 inch oil on canvas – available HERE.

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

THE MT. BAKER REACH 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas – SOLD

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

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

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

A TALL TALE OF AUTUMN STUART RIVER 16 x 12 inch available HERE.

A Tall Tale of Autumn Stuart River 16 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_24 003

The runner-up painting is likely a mistake not to include in my selection of thirteen so I am adding it here as a bonus selection…

SEASIDE MAYNE ISLAND 60 x 36 inch oil on canvas – available HERE.

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

So there we have it! My deep and heartfelt thank you to art collectors who added on of my paintings to their collection in 2013. As an artist, it was a good year and one I will remember fondly.

May 2014 exceed our expectations!

Detailed views and purchase information for all work currently available is in my online Artsy Home Gallery HERE.

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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.

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

Artsy Home for most original oil paintings currently available

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Local Mayne Island VENUES –

Green House Restaurant – small original oil paintings

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Early November Sea oil painting by Terrill Welch

The light changes fast over the sea in the early November afternoon – warm light reflected the blues of the sky across the water. I want to stay forever and now I can come back often….

Updated: July 1, 2014: This painting is now SOLD.

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ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

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August 31, 2012 premier of The Artist Studio Floor Show

Well, I am excited. I have three paintings in this premier of The Artist Studio Floor Show August 31, 2012.

My first painting to be included is AT THE BEACH 12 X 12  inch oil on canvas

Original Price:  $595      Floor Show offering:  To be announced Aug. 24, 2012 HERE.

PURCHASE AT FLOOR SHOW PRICE ON DAY OF EVENT HERE.

World Clock for this Event
09:00 (9:00 AM) CDST Aug. 31, 2012 through 09:00 (9:00 AM) CDST Sept. 1, 2012
What is a the Studio Floor Show?

Artists paint.  Artists accumulate work.  A lot of work.  It’s that simple.

Sometimes that work never finds its way to a gallery or exhibition and sits on the artist’s studio floor.  That inventory can become unmanageable, taking up valuable creative space and the artist must do something.  Throughout the years, artists would open their studios to the public and sell their work at a sacrifice in order to make room.  The art is usually stacked and leaning against walls, on the floor… hence the name.  As one patron once told me, “It’s like mining for gold”.

Historically, these shows are held in brick and mortar studios, but with the advent of the internet, it is now possible for you to enjoy the excitement of attending one of these shows… right from the comfort of your home.

The Artist Studio Floor Show will present these virtual shows on the same premise as in the real world.  They will be for one day only, for twenty-four hours from the posted start date and time.  Each participating artist will exhibit their work on this site with a link to their respective websites.  You will be able to purchase your art directly from the artist… from their studio.

My second painting to be included is CABIN ON SHORE 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Original Price:  $1,495     Floor Show offering:  To be announced Aug. 24, 2012 HERE.

PURCHASE AT FLOOR SHOW PRICE ON DAY OF EVENT HERE.

 

My third and final painting in the show is FAR SHORE and also a 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas.

Original Price:  $1,495     Floor Show offering:  To be announced Aug. 24, 2012 HERE.

PURCHASE AT FLOOR SHOW PRICE ON DAY OF EVENT HERE.

Summary: To view all paintings included in this show go to The Artist Studio Floor Show EVENT POST.   Note, floor show prices will not be posted until August 24, 2012.  Sales at floor show prices cannot be completed until Aug. 31st, per the published time (above), and for a 24 hour period only.

I hope that you have as much fun with this event as we are! Enjoy!

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

NEW Xanadu Studio Gallery for large original paintings

Artsy Home for most original oil paintings currently available

Local Mayne Island VENUES –

Bennett Bay Bistro – large original oil paintings

Green House Restaurant – small original oil paintings

Working in progress BLOG –

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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.

 

SUMMER MORNING MIST

Original 10 X 10  inch 0il painting on quality cotton canvas with optional clear finished wood floating frame. SUMMER MORNING MIST

(This painting is no longer available and is now in a private collection)

En plein air painting that is part of new series “Squared to the Sea”

View current paintings that are available by  Terrill Welch at her Artsy Home online Gallery 

SKY CLEARING

Original 10 X 10  inch 0il painting on quality cotton canvas with optional unfinished wood floating frame.

SKY CLEARING

En plein air painting that is part of new series “Squared to the Sea”

View current paintings that are available by  Terrill Welch at her Artsy Home online Gallery 


A SUMMER DAY

Original 8 X 8  inch 0il painting on quality cotton canvas with optional unfinished wood floating frame. A SUMMER DAY

Purchase price $225  SOLD.

En plein air painting that is part of new series “Squared to the Sea”

View more Terrill Welch original oil paintings.

AT THE BEACH

Original 12 X 12  inch 0il painting on quality cotton canvas with optional unfinished wood floating frame. AT THE BEACH

Update January 31, 2013 – En plein air painting that was  part of new series “Squared to the Sea” and has now been reworked.

View more Terrill Welch original oil paintings.