Terrill Welch
Direct, curated and personal insights into new art shows, links to private viewing rooms, new releases, notices about what has sold and a glimpse into work-in-progress.

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Nov
25
A Brush with Life - Issue #118 We Have Successfully Migrated

A Brush with Life - Issue #118 We Have Successfully Migrated

With the ease of a flock of Canadian geese heading south, our "A Brush with Life" newsletter has migrated to
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Nov
11
A Brush with Life - Issue #117 Change is Always in the Wind

A Brush with Life - Issue #117 Change is Always in the Wind

Today, I could use several carbon copies of me to implement online changes that hopeful will be seamless for our “A Brush With Life” newsletter. The short version is that the platform (Revue) that hosts “A Brush With Life” is suppose to become nonexistent by the end of the year. I have been monitori
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Nov
07
When it Rains in Winter

When it Rains in Winter

On the southwest coast of Canada in winter, mostly it rains. Sometimes the rain freezes as it falls. Then it
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Oct
28
A Brush with Life - Issue #116 Finding Small Beauties while at the Easel

A Brush with Life - Issue #116 Finding Small Beauties while at the Easel

There is the smell of snow in the mountains around us as daily highs drop to 11 degrees or so Celsius and water barrels refill after more than 100 days without rain and unseasonably warm temperatures. Blustery winds hint at future winter stores and leaves and tree cones fly through the air. The shif
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Oct
14
A Brush with Life - Issue #115 Red Line Series Featured in New Show

A Brush with Life - Issue #115 Red Line Series Featured in New Show

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
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Sep
30
A Brush with Life - Issue #114 More Sunshine During a Volatile Time

A Brush with Life - Issue #114 More Sunshine During a Volatile Time

There must be a special word for being able to acknowledge more than one observation at the same time but I do not know what it is. I do know that I only need to acknowledge, to notice, and then allow things to make sense on their own schedule. This past two weeks has been glorious on the southwest
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Sep
16
A Brush with Life - Issue #113 Late Summer Gold

A Brush with Life - Issue #113 Late Summer Gold

Our ordinary everyday can sometimes be humbling. If we set global news and events aside,  this past two weeks have mostly been about establishing new routines and taking stock. Or maybe even if we take external events into consideration, it has still been a time of taking stock. I am revie
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Sep
02
A Brush with Life - Issue #112 The Terrill Welch Gallery Pod Is Open

A Brush with Life - Issue #112 The Terrill Welch Gallery Pod Is Open

Once upon a time there was a Canadian contemporary landscape painter, Terrill Welch, who needed to create a new gallery space on small rural Mayne Island on the southwest coast of Canada, right in the middle of everywhere. She thought and thought and considered and then considered some more. It was
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Aug
19
A Brush with Life - Issue #111 Over The Moon

A Brush with Life - Issue #111 Over The Moon

Pssst! It is here. The Gallery Pod is sitting in the driveway as of Wednesday. Yes!!! With all of you supporting my work and especially adding paintings to your collections late last fall, we did it! Congratulations to us and thank you so much for your ongoing appreciation of art and landscape paint
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Aug
05
A Brush with Life - Issue #110 Art Is Long

A Brush with Life - Issue #110 Art Is Long

During this past couple of weeks I have been watching interviews with American art critic Jerry Saltz and reading his fascinating small, perfect summer reading book HOW TO BE AN ARTIST. Born in 1951 Chicago, Jerry Saltz now lives outside of New York City and was a Pulitzer Prize winner in 2018. Salt
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