Terrill Welch


I am a landscape painter exposing the mystery in an ordinary day.

Southern Gulf Islands Afternoon 48 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch
Last Days Before Snow Victoria BC 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch
Standing below the old fir at Tribune Bay 36 x 24 inches walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch
All In One Reef Bay Mayne Island BC 36 x 48 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch

Stripping away the human illusion of our separation from nature is at the core of my work. This illusion extends to a presumption of a separation between land, water and sky. I explore the interdependency of these natural elements. These works reflect the surrounding landscapes. The brushstrokes render the light, shadow, movement, smells, sounds and emotions I am experiencing as I paint. The resulting paintings are my complete sensory experience, expressed. The work is an invitation to join me in exploring the relationship between the innate elements of our environment and ourselves. My intention is for the viewers to find themselves within the landscapes as I have – filled with curiosity, wonder and discovery.


Terrill Welch’s oil paintings frequently showcase the beautiful, mysterious and rugged southwest coast around her home on Mayne Island B.C. as well as paintings from her travels. Though locally appreciated, Terrill Welch is internationally collected. Her paintings can be found in the homes of art collectors throughout Canada and the United States as well as in Australia, England, France, Italy, Norway and Switzerland.
Terrill Welch’s work is in collections that also include such renowned Canadian landscape painters as Emily Carr, A.Y. Jackson and Lawren Harris.
Born in the village of Vanderhoof in north-central British Columbia, Terrill Welch was invited into an adult painting class when she was fourteen years old. Terrill Welch has taken several college-level courses in drawing and painting. She now teaches the art of oil painting from life in natural light using water mixable oils in independent study classes internationally online.

When I am Among the Trees 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch
Morning with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch
Early Spring Muir Beach Overlook California 18 x 24 inch oil on wood by Terrill Welch
Cap Egmont Lighthouse PEI 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch

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