- Terrill Welch ArtistArtist, presentAs an artist, photographer and writer, I am a woman living a life of simple abundance.
The more formal blurb:
Born in the village of Vanderhoof in north-central British Columbia, Terrill Welch’s art training came at an early age and continued more in the European style of mentoring and tutoring.
Terrill Welch’s work, in water mixable oil paints and photographic prints, showcases the beautiful, mysterious and rugged southwest coast of Canada. Though locally appreciated, Terrill Welch is internationally recognized.
Since 2010, more than 50 of Terrill Welch’s paintings of various sizes and significantly more of her photography prints have found their way into private collections. Many of these paintings have sold while still work-in-progress or resting wet on the easel.
Her paintings and photographs are sold to art collectors throughout Canada and the United States as well as in Australia, England, Norway and Switzerland.
Terrill Welch is named as one of 21 Artists to watch for 2011 by Skinny Artist in its world-wide review.
Terrill Welch's work is in collections that also include such renowned Canadian landscape painters as Emily Carr, A.Y. Jackson and Lawren Harris.
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June Evening on Brown Ridge Saturna Island -
There are places in the world where even a quiet sunset is spectacular. Such is Brown Ridge on Saturna Island in British Columbia, Canada.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Note: new release on in my Redbubble storefront this morning. Just let me know if you would like the direct link.
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Thank you to all of you for being such steadfast friends and colleagues as I share my painting and photography processes and the results with you while hanging out and visiting just for fun in between. In this journey of living I feel that I have successfully integrated my physical and communities with my online world. G+ has very much been part of this process. I anticipate that my grandchildren will never likely feel this sense of stepping cautiously between virtual and physical space. I suspect for them, it will begin with an easy flow and an understandable predictability similar to the moving tides of the sea.
By the way, this painting of the Salish Sea is again in my studio and available for purchase. The previous owner has chosen a new work for his small place and so this one is going on the market again. I haven't got around to listing the work yet but just private message me if you want more information.
#art #workinprogress #HappyBirthday #Googleplus
I am sitting in a perch-like bed this morning looking out over a corner of Vancouver thinking about Canada and being Canadian. What does it really mean? I must admit as a country we have fallen short of my imagined trajectory over the past 20 years.
The Huffington Post puts "Be Nice. Period" at the top of its ten things the rest of the world can learn from Canada. I am guilty of saying sorry as much as any Canadian but I wish this "being kind" still extended to being recognized as a world peacekeeping nation. The Toronto Star reports in October 31, 2014 that in peacekeeping "no nation has fallen off as dramatically as Canada. Twenty years ago, the country ranked as world leader in troop contributions. Today, it is 65th among the 193 UN member states, an all-time low when UN operations are at an all-time high."
Second on the Huffington list is "Families Come First" but this somehow doesn't extend to ending child poverty or implementing the benefits of national childcare. One in seven Canadian children live in poverty and we rank 15th on a list of 17 peer countries when it comes to successfully addressing child poverty.
The fourth thing on the list is "Equality isn't just for Straight People" but as recent as June 24th the Globe and Mail reports "Justice Bradley Miller, a critic of gay marriage, has been promoted to Ontario's highest court - the third such judge chosen by the Conservative government since December for the Ontario Court of Appeal"
Fifth is "Strength Through Diversity" but what does this really mean when a Canadian judge in explaining her ruling not to hear a woman wearing a hijab equates the head scarf with that of wearing sunglasses and a hat in her courtroom?
Next is "Bigger is Better when it comes to Nature" which is a strange statement for a country that could and should be leading the world in environmental practices and steps to address climate change. I sigh and wonder if I should even tackle this issue on what is a national day of celebrating Canada. But I will by sharing this short summary from Wikipedia:
Since 2006, the Canadian Conservative Party government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper has adopted few and gutted many environmental laws and policies dealing with rising greenhouse emissions, pollution problems and climate change.
The Conservatives have also made significant budget cuts at Environment Canada, leading to criticism that it is undermining the ability of departmental staff to enforce remaining environmental laws.
The Conservatives have also restricted the ability of government scientists to speak to the public, the media, and even other scientists, leading to criticism that they are trying to limit the debate on environmental issues by "silencing scientists".
There are more things in the Huffington Post list of 10 things the rest of the world can learn from Canada but I think that is enough musing on this subject of being a proud Canadian this morning. Because I am you know - despite our conflicted, sometimes upside reflections on what it is to be Canadian I know it could be a lot worse. I also know we can do better. I know that we must do better. I trust and believe we will do better. Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians with special thanks to the Huffington Post for helping me set aside some time to reflect about how I feel about being Canadian.
Second photograph is of just the quick sketch "June at East Point" 8 x 10 inch acrylic on panel board.
All the best of Monday to you!
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