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Terrill Welch

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 both in-person and internationally online. 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.

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About this Course


This class begins before the beginning on September 9, 2019 followed by 10 lessons, though there will be only a few specific painting lessons. The main focus will be on supporting each student to develop a body of work. This class is a chance to dig deep and really refine your intentions and your passion. For both online and in-person students, we will have about three group mentoring live video chats so you can discuss painting problems. At the end of each Studio Intensive Class, I am anticipating that each student will have a few works “show ready.” We will explore ways and options for showing online and in-person – if you wish. This is not a requirement but rather an invitation. It is more important to focus on developing a strong body of work than on showing and yet, eventually, this too becomes part of an artist’s work and it is nice to know how to go about doing it.

Please note prerequisite: students must have completed the Beauty of Oils Skill Building class before being eligible to participate in a Studio Intensive Class - unless special permission has been granted due to previous oil painting experience.