Rachel Teannalach is a Boise-based landscape painter working primarily in oil on linen and repurposed plywood. Her works often utilize other media, particularly charcoal and oil pastel. Originally from northern New Mexico, she has painted extensively in Idaho, Northern California throughout the west, and anywhere else her travels have taken her.
Teannalach grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She attended Scripps College for Women, part of the Claremont College consortium, where she graduated with a BA in Fine Arts in 2003 and was awareded the Booker Prize in Painting by Professor Enrique Martinez Celaya at Pomona College. She also studied at the painting program at the Glasgow School of Art and Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy.
After graduating, Teannalach spent six years in Marin County, where she painted primarily Plein Air landscapes. In 2009, Teannalach moved to Idaho in search of a quieter life than the Bay Area provided, and a return to a high desert landscape more akin to that of her childhood. She resides in Boise's East end with her husband, two young daughters, Mairead and Saoirse, and their dog, Chilly.
A fun fact - Teannalach's artwork was gifted by Boise Mayor McLean and the City of Boise to President Biden on his 2021 visit to Boise! She is represented by Echo Arts in Bozeman, Simon Breitbard Fine Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Capitol Contemporary Art in Boise.