Contemporary Landscape Paintings
Rachel Teannalach is a contemporary landscape painter based in Boise, Idaho. Her work is characterized by bold, gestural brushstrokes and her ability to evoke the emotional quality of the places she paints.
Teannalach's work is guided by the belief that the observation of nature revives our recognition of beauty and restores our sense of belonging in the natural world. Her work inspires viewers to leave, in W.B. Yeats’ words, “a little space for the rose-breath to fill.”
Her focus over the last several years has been collaborations with conservation organizations, supporting their efforts to preserve the lands she loves to paint.
Teannalach is known especially for her "tinyExpanse" daily paintings, which can be purchased on Etsy, along with small works and prints.
For pricing or to purchase art below, please send a message using the form below.
Simon Breitbard Fine Arts (Mill Valley/San Francisco)
Boise - Capitol Contemporary Gallery
Boise Art Museum Triennial
"Cycle" Solo Exhibition
780 W Main Street, Boise
Please call in advance for a private viewing as the gallery is open by appointment only. 208-991-3837
Runs through the end of July.
*Visit Evermore's website for the digital tour of the exhibition.
First Thursday at Capitol Contemporary Gallery
New exhibition opens each month on First Thursday from 5-8.
451 S. Capitol Blvd, Boise
The Gallery is now open for regular hours (M-F 10-6, Sa 10-3).
East End Studio
Open by appointment only
Please contact my studio manager Ashley Kennedy to schedule an appointment.
This project is a collaboration with Advocates for the West, a non-profit environmental law firm based out Boise. The series of paintings follows the migration path of the Pacific Salmon from Central Idaho to the mouth of the Pacific Ocean in Astoria, Oregon. The body of work will be exhibited at locations along the migration route in the summer and fall of 2020. To view the online exhibition, and to purchase prints and originals, click here.
We are currently rescheduling events previously cancelled due to Covid 19. Stay tuned!
Confluence at JUMP (Jack’s Urban Market Place)
Exhibition of the Confluence Project!
More details tbd...
Coiled Wine Bar
813 Bannock St.
Boise, Idaho 83702
Colter's Creek Winery
September tbd, 2020
Additional shows (details tba): Boise, Ketchum, Salmon, Tri-Cities, Hood River, Portland, Astoria, Seattle, San Juan Island
A selection of original works available for purchase. Message studio for prices.
Daily Reminder's of Nature's Vastness
tinyExpanse paintings are a daily practice of meditation and contemplation through visual journaling. Since her first one in 2008, Rachel has painted over 4,000 of these little works, including three year-long daily painting collections. Currently I am working on my fourth year, to be completed in November 2020. These on-site paintings are a reminder that beauty is available everywhere, you just have to pay attention!
Visit tinyExpanse on Etsy to view and purchase available inventory.
One of the sweetest things someone has said about tinyExpanse: "Her ability to capture the essence of an expansive landscape on such a small canvas is like a haiku in oil."
Please note that the paintings below are for examples and may not be available.
Prints and small works
Purchase giclee prints and small works on Etsy.
Sold and commissioned works archive
Sold and commissioned works archive
Welcome to my studio...
Plein Air Process
Plein Air painting in the Boise Foothills.
I love to rise before the sun comes up and head out with my paints in time for the first light. In the winter, I stuff a hot water bottle into my coat to keep warm. I work wet-on-wet, or "alla prima," meaning that I complete a painting in one sitting and don't go back and rework details. For me this is in harmony with my focus on immediacy - experiencing and expressing a specific moment in a specific place. Plein Air painting is the foundation for the larger works I complete back in the studio. Read more about my Plein Air process on my blog.
Please contact Rachel's studio to request information about her work or to schedule a studio visit. New East End showroom/studio is open by appointment only. (Garden City showroom is now closed).
Press and Curriculum Vitae
Capitol Contemporary Gallery
451 S. Capitol Blvd, Boise ID
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts - San Francisco and Mill Valley, California
Idaho Press Tribune Cavalcade March 2019
EDUCATION and PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2013 and 2014 Idaho Conservation League Artist in Residence
Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, Vermont - Winter 2005
Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude in Art at Scripps College, Claremont, CA – 2003
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland - 2002
Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy - 2001
AWARDS, PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS, AND COLLECTIONS
Sun Valley Resort, Gondola wrap design, Ketchum ID
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, Nampa, ID
Brassey, Crawford & Howell, LLP, Boise, ID
Citywide Home Loans, Boise ID
Elam & Burke Attorneys, Boise ID
DB Fitzpatrick, Zion's Bank Building, Boise ID
Lewis Street Landscapes, Ketchum light industrial area, Ketchum September 2013
Utility box design, City of Nampa, September 2013
Three utility box designs, City of Ketchum August 2012
Boise Weekly cover artwork, Boise ID 2011-2016
9th and Bannock traffic box design, City of Boise, October 2011
Wendy Gruber Award finalist, Marin Arts Council, Marin County, CA 2008
Painting Residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT, March 2005
Booker Prize in Painting, Pomona College (Nominated by Prof.Enrique Martinez Celaya), May 2001
March 2020 - Boise Art Museum Triennial, Boise ID
May 2019 - “Pretty Around Here” Boise, ID
November 2018 - “Stettie Ruth” Bozeman, MT
February-April 2018 "tinyExpanse 365 Year 3" State & Lemp, Boise ID
December-March 2018 - "Portals" Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa ID
November 2017 - "Small Things" Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA
June 2017 - "Paintings for Mairead" Solo exhibition at Evermore Gallery, Boise, ID
March 2016 - "tinyExpanse Woodland Empire" Woodland Empire Craft Ale, Boise, ID
November 2016 - "Paintings for Mairead" Solo exhibition at Gallery five18, Boise, ID
June 2016 - "Exploring McCall Through Paint" Solo exhibition at Gallery 55, McCall, ID
April 2016 - "Intersections and Encounters" Solo exhibition at Gallery five18, Boise, ID
December 2015 - Group Exhibition at Gallery five18, Boise, ID
October 2015 BOSCO Open Studios Boise, ID
June 2015 - "tinyExpanse McCall" Popup show at Bistro 45, McCall, ID
May 2015 - "Primavera" Group Exhibition at Beside Bardenay, Boise ID
February 2015 - "tinyExpanse Marin County" Popup show at Trouve, Fairfax, CA
Jan-March 2015 - "Reductions and Elaborations" Solo exhibition at State & Lemp, Boise, ID
November 2014 - "Befriending Time and Place" Solo exhibition at Gallery five18, Boise, ID
September 2014 - "Boulder-White Clouds and Beyond" Silvercreek Art, Sun Valley, ID
August 2014 - "tinyExpanse North Idaho" Panhandle State Bank, Sandpoint, ID
June 2014 - "tinyExpanse Helsinki" Factory St. Gallery, Helsinki Finland
June 2014 "Silvercreek Art Grand Opening" Group Show, Sun Valley, ID
May 2014 "Zion Bank Artist's Reception" Zion Bank, Boise ID
May 2014 "Modern Art" Modern Hotel, Boise ID
April 2014 "Primavera III" Beside Bardenay, Boise ID
February 2014 Group Show, Lisk Gallery, Boise ID
Nov. - Dec. 2013 "Small Works Invitational" Lisk Gallery, Boise ID
November 2013 "Landscapes for Idaho" Beside Bardenay, Boise ID
October 2013 BOSCO Open Studios Boise, ID
April 2013 "Primavera II" Beside Bardenay, Boise ID
March 2013 “Landscapes” Grinder Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Jan. 2013 Current Featured Artist, Pottery Barn Artist Gallery, PotteryBarn.com
November 2012 "Landscapes for the West" Beside Bardanay, Boise ID
October 2012 BOSCO Open Studios Boise, ID
September 2012 One King's Lane online sale, OneKingsLane.com
July - Aug 2012 "Sequence" Sage Yoga & Wellness, Boise ID
May 2012 "Modern Art" Modern Hotel, Boise ID
April 2012 "Show Off" Smith & Coehlo, Eagle ID
March 2012 "Primavera" Group Exhibition at Beside Bardanay, Boise ID
December 2011 Winter Sale Boise, ID
November 2011 “Celebrate Art” Group Exhibition Meridian, ID
Oct. - Dec. 2011 “Artists and Healers” Solo show at Sage Yoga Boise, ID
October 2011 BOSCO Open Studios Boise, ID
August 2011 Serena and Lily “Bazaar” Serenaandlily.com
June 2011 Serena and Lily “Bazaar” Serenaandlily.com
May 2011 Serena and Lily “Bazaar” Serenaandlily.com
May 2011 “Celebrate Art” Group Exhibition Meridian, ID
May 2011 “Modern Art” Modern Hotel Boise, ID
Sept. 2010-Apr. 2011 “More than a Pretty Face” Boise Art Museum Boise, ID
March 2011 Serena and Lily “Bazaar” Serenaandlily.com
December 2010 Aqua Art Miami Miami, FL
Nov. - Dec. 2010 “Edges and Expansion” Solo show at Sage Yoga Boise, ID
November 2010 House of Art, Gem Noble Building Boise, ID
August 2010 House of Art, Aspen Lofts Boise, ID
May 2010 Affordable Art Fair New York New York, NY
May 2009 Marin Open Studios Lagunitas, CA
May 2009 "Kid's Eye View" Student work exhibition Mill Valley, CA
Jan. - June 2009 "Big Trees" Solo exhibition at Cafe del Soul Mill Valley, CA
Jan. - April 2008 Solo Exhibition at Yoga of Sausalito, CA
October 2007 "Abstract Works" Exhibition at Yoga of Sausalito Sausalito, CA
August 2007 "Landscapes of Marin" Depot Cafe & Bookstore Mill Valley, CA
April - June 2007 "Edges and Expansion" Cafe del Soul Mill Valley, CA
February 2004 Open Studio show Muir Beach, CA
May 2003 Scripps College Senior Exhibition Claremont, CA
January 2003 “Paintings” Dual show at Motley Coffee House Claremont, CA
December 2002 Scripps College Fall Show Claremont, CA
May 2002 Glasgow School of Art 2nd Year Show Glasgow, Scotland
May 2001 Pomona College Annual Art Show Claremont, CA