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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 will include a few specific lessons, such as an advanced oil painting technique, a brief history of landscape painting component, photographing of your paintings in natural light and setting up an inventory system and pricing. However, the main focus will be on supporting each student to develop an independent body of work. This class will be a chance to dig deep and really refine your intentions and your passion. By the end of this Independent Study Studio Intensive Masterclass, I am anticipating that each student will have a few works “show ready.” We will explore ways and options for showing online. 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.

No two students approach these lessons in the same way.  The class provides a guide and will be somewhat unique to each student based on their learning intentions and focus. Therefore, the teaching methods and approach are different from the proceeding Independent Study Skill Building Masterclass. 

Please Note: This class assumes that you already have an understanding of basic oil painting wet into wet and painting from life methods. If this is not the case, you may want to take the prerequisite Independent Study Skill Building Masterclass first. 

Enjoy your painting practice development journey and please feel free to email me directly at tawelch@shaw.ca if you have any questions.