• About


    Rachel Teannalach is a Boise-based landscape painter working primarily in oils and mixed media. Originally from northern New Mexico, she lived and painted in Marin County before making her home in Idaho in 2008. Teannalach earned a Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude in Fine Arts from Scripps College (Claremont, CA). She also studied at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, and Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. While at the Claremont Colleges, she studied primarily with painter Enrique Martinez Celaya at Pomona College, from whom she received the Booker Prize in Painting.


    Teannalach’s style is characterized by bold, untouched brushstrokes that evoke the emotional quality of landscape. She is known for both her small scale "tinyExpanse" daily paintings, as well as her large scale landscapes. Teannalach’s work is guided by the belief that the observation of nature’s beauty restores our sense of belonging in and responsibility to the natural world. For Teannalach, painting provides a way to step out of the frenzy that life so easily becomes. Her work leaves, in the words of W.B. Yeats, “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. In 2014 she helped the Idaho Conservation League establish their Artist in Residence program, and from 2018-2021 she worked with Advocates for the West to promote their efforts to restore the Pacific Salmon migration in a project titled “Confluence.”


    Teannalach is represented by Capitol Contemporary Art in Boise, and Echo Arts in Bozeman. Her work has been featured on Pottery Barn, Serena and Lily, and One King’s Lane. She has received commissions from the City of Ketchum and Sun Valley Resort, the City of Boise, and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center. Her work is collected widely throughout the United States.

  • Press and Curriculum Vitae




    Capitol Contemporary Gallery

    451 S. Capitol Blvd, Boise



    Echo Arts

    802 N. Wallace Ave, Unit A, Bozeman




    Idaho Matters, September 2022

    Limberlost Review, 2021 and 2022

    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



    The White House

    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




    Aug 2022 - Dec 2022 "Dams: Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal" Sun Valley Museum, Ketchum ID

    April-June 2022 "Throughline" KIN, Boise ID

    January 2022 "Tree" Capitol Contemporary Gallery, Boise ID

    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