• Rachel Teannalach

    Landscapes and Further Exploration



    “The Columbia Meets the Pacific” 40x60" oil and wax on linen

    (Read more below about the “Confluence” project below)

    AVAILABLE (print and original)


  • About


    Rachel Teannalach is a contemporary landscape painter based in Boise, Idaho. Originally from northern New Mexico, she has also painted extensively in northern California. Her traveling pack has taken her from Marin County to Iceland and many places between.


    Her 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. For Teannalach, painting provides a way to step out of the frenzy that life so easily becomes, to appreciate both stillness and the beauty of passing time. Her work inspires viewers to leave, in W.B. Yeats’ words, “a little space for the rose-breath to fill.”


    Teannalach's focus over the last several years has been collaborations with conservation organizations, supporting their efforts to preserve the lands she loves to paint. She 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.


    Gallery Representation:

    Simon Breitbard Fine Arts (Mill Valley/San Francisco)

    Boise - Capitol Contemporary Gallery

  • Current




    Capitol Contemporary Gallery - Various works

    Gallery is open Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-3

    451 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise



    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. It will follow the migration path of the salmon from Central Idaho to the mouth of the Pacific in Astoria, Oregon. The body of work will be exhibited at locations along the migration route in the spring, summer and fall of 2020. Above: Daybreak in Sawtooth Valley 33"x81" (prints available)


    First Showing:

    Coiled Wine Bar

    Opens First Thursday, April 2nd 5-9pm

    813 W. Bannock Ave, Boise


    Additional anticipated shows (details tba):

    Ketchum, Challis, Tri-Cities, Hood River, Portland, Lake Oswego, Astoria, Seattle, San Juan Island



    Boise Art Museum Triennial


    I am honored to have one of my works, “Double Springs Pass and Mount Borah,” selected for the Triennial this year. Exhibition runs March 8th - July 19th


    First Thursday at Capitol Contemporary Gallery

    New exhibition opens each month on First Thursday from 5-9.


    Capitol Contemporary Gallery

    451 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise





  • Prints and small works

    Purchase giclee prints and small works on Etsy.

    My etsy shop, tinyExpanse, features giclee prints of many original oil paintings in various sizes. "tinyExpanse" oil paintings and “tinyExpanse Postcards” can be purchased here as well. Take a look! For fans of my works featuring teleidoscopic patterns, visit Teleidoscopia.

  • Process

    Plein Air painting in the Pahsimeroi Range

    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.

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  • Contact

    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).

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  • Press and Curriculum Vitae




    Capitol Contemporary Gallery

    451 S. Capitol Blvd, Boise ID



    Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery - Lafayette, California

    Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts - San Francisco and Mill Valley, California



    Idaho Press Tribune Cavalcade March 2019

    Milk Community April 2018

    Territory Magazine March 2018

    Boise Weekly January 2018

    The American Scholar November 2017

    Boise Department of Arts and History October 2017 

    Eye on Sun Valley October 2017

    Greenbelt Magazine July 2015



    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



    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



    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