• Rachel Teannalach

    Landscapes and Further Exploration

  • Featured Work - "Portal - Payette Lake"

    "Portals" is landscape painting project consisting of 14 88"x48" works on linen of places within 150 miles of Boise. This body of work will be exhibited at Northwest Nazarene University in December and January. "Portal" paintings are available for purchase individually.

  • 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:

    California - Simon Breitbard Fine Arts (Mill Valley/San Francisco)

    Boise - Rachel Teannalach Studio

  • Current

    Summer's End Sale!

    September 8-11th

    • 25% off all items on Etsy. Apply coupon code SUMMEREND2017 at checkout.
    • 10% off all available works here on my website. Message me for pricing of specific paintings.


    New work:

    I am currently immersed in preparing my show at Northwest Nazarene University in December. Works are available for pre-purchase and can be viewed here on my website as they are completed.




    October 2017

    BOSCO (Boise Open Studios)

    October 13th-15th

    Friday 4-8, Sat/Sun 10-6

    My studio: 305 N. Mobley Drive, Boise ID

    Map and guide in October 11th's Boise Weekly.


    November 2017

    "Small Things"

    Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery - Lafayette, CA

    November 16th - December

    Opening Reception November 16th 6-9pm


    Simon Breitbard Fine Arts

    Annual Trunk Show

    San Francisco, California


    December 2017


    Solo exhibition - Friesen Gallery

    Northwest Nazarene University

    December 7th 2017 - March 12th 2018

    Artist's reception January 16th 4-6pm


    14 large scale paintings of landscapes surrounding the Treasure Valley.


    January 2018

    "tinyExpanse 365 Y3"

    The full collection of my current year of daily paintings will be displayed

    State & Lemp - Boise, ID



  • 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. tinyExpanses and (larger) small works 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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  • Curriculum Vitae




    Gallery five18 - Boise, Idaho



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




    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



    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 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