Landscapes and Further Explorations
"Military Reserve Fall"
Oil and wax on linen, 24"x36" 2016
This is a familiar view to so many in Boise who love hiking the hills of the Military Reserve. Here the hills are bathed in late afternoon fall light.
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.
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California - Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts (Mill Valley/San Francisco)
Idaho - Gallery five18, (Boise)
"Paintings for Mairead" book release party
Location and date TBA
Pre-sales of Limited Collector's Edition books are available on website store below. Only 125 of this Collector's Edition will be printed.
Ketchum Innovation Center
Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho
Opens February 17th
More details TBA
Daily Reminder's of Nature's Vastness
tinyExpanse paintings are a daily practice of meditation and contemplation through visual journaling. These on-site works are a reminder that beauty is available everywhere, you just have to pay attention!
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.
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This year will be a continued exploration of the junctions between natural and human landscapes. How do we experience nature on a daily basis? How do we romanticize these meeting points and overlaps that are often sites of destruction or intrusion? And where are our encounters with nature those of universal joy and exhilaration?
Highlights of the year were an exhibition at the Boise restaurant, State & Lemp, consisting of 33 paintings and 7 sculptures created specifically for the space. All works sprung from the inspiration of 7 "tinyExpanse" daily paintings. In February, Trouve hosted a Marin County pop-up show - a one night exhibition of over 50 tinyExpanse paintings created in a five day frenzy. The rest of the year was spent preparing for my April 2016 solo exhibition at Gallery five18 in Boise (and growing a baby, to be debuted in February).
In 2014 I created many projects composed of multiple pieces, often created on consecutive days. Each painting in these works honors a specific time and place. Together, the grouping reveals the passing of time that these individual moments compile.
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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Gallery five18 - Boise, Idaho
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts - San Francisco and Mill Valley, California
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
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
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