• Rachel Teannalach

    Contemporary Landscape Paintings

  • "Rose Spiral"
    24x24 oil, wax, oil pastel, and vine charcoal on recycled wood




    "It is only by selection, by elimination, and by emphasis that we get at the real meaning of things." Georgia O'Keeffe

  • About


    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 committed to environmental responsibility. A portion of her proceeds is donated to Plastic Bank, and she uses repurposed substrates and recycled, compostable packaging whenever possible.


    Teannalach is known especially for her "tinyExpanse" daily paintings, which can be purchased on Etsy, along with small works and prints. Her work also encompasses large scale landscapes and occasional cityscapes and portraiture.


    For pricing or to purchase art below, please send a message using the form below.


    Gallery Representation:

    Capitol Contemporary Gallery - Boise, Idaho

    Echo Arts - Bozeman, Montana

  • Current

    Exhibitions and New Projects



    New Works


    Capitol Contemporary Gallery

    451 S. Capitol Blvd, Boise


    A selection of new works are on display at Capitol Contemporary Gallery. September's show highlights the works of Karen Eastman and Brooke Burton.


    Gallery Hours:

    Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-2






    "Dams: Reservoirs,Reclamation, Renewal  

    Sun Valley Museum of Arts

    Sun Valley, Idaho


    Aug 26 - Nov 12, 2022


    Exhibition Opening Celebration

    Aug 26, 5-7pm


    An exhibition with works by myself, Carolina Caycedo, Eirik Johnson, and James Prosek.




    BOSCO (Open Studios)


    This city-wide studio tour spans two weekends of October - the 1st-2nd and 8th-9th. My studio, along with all others in the East End, will be open the second weekend. Visit BOSCO's website for more information.

  • Virtual Tour of the Juniper Studio

    Enjoy a tour of my studio compliments of Karl Henke at Evermore Prints!

  • Giclee Prints on Canvas and Paper

    Purchase giclee prints and small works on Etsy.

    My etsy shop, tinyExpanse, features giclee prints, wearable art, and greeting cards, as well as tinyExpanse daily paintings (pictured above).

  • Vendors

    Card and print retailers:

    Cards are printed on 100% post-consumer paper, and packaged in biodegradable plant-based sleeves. Here's where you can find them!



    Lark and Larder

    Boise Art Museum Store

    Hana by Kimi, Boise (@boisefloraldesign)

    Idaho State Capitol Gift Shop

    Boise Coop (Meridian and Boise Locations)

    Idaho Mercantile Co.



    Country Cousins, Ketchum (@country_cousin_ketchum)

    Wild Onion, McCall (@wildonionmccall)

    Redfish Lake General Store, Stanley

  • Studio Process

    Welcome to my studio...

  • Plein Air 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.

  • Newsletter

  • Contact

    Please contact Rachel's studio below to request information about her work or to schedule a studio visit. The East End "Juniper Studio/Showroom" is open by private appointment.

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  • Press and Curriculum Vitae




    Capitol Contemporary Gallery

    451 S. Capitol Blvd, Boise ID



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



    Limberlost Review, July 2021

    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



    Idaho Youth Ranch, Caldwell, ID

    City of Boise Visual Chronicle, Boise ID

    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



    Sept-Nov 2021 "Expanse" Echo Arts, Bozemen MT

    August 2021 - "Return" Boise, ID

    March 2020 - Boise Art Museum Triennial, Boise ID

    November 2020 - "Spectrum" 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