I'd never seen anything like it.
The room was alive and abuzz, packed to the brim with art enthusiasts looking for a moment to chat with the artist while others mulled around enjoying the colorful vistas covering the walls of her studio.
This space belonged to contemporary landscape painter, Rachel Teannalach.
A mutual friend took me along to meet her while I was on a trip to Boise Idaho.
I couldn’t help but feel impressed. I simply had to find out more.
Who is Rachel?
What inspires her?
How did she manage to get this room filled with so many art fans that they would even wait in line to swipe their cards to purchase a piece or one of her many products?
I was overjoyed when Rachel said YES to this interview.
For as long as she can remember Rachel has loved to paint. She has turned her passion for painting into daily practices that have now fueled so much of her success.
Her work is characterized by bold, gestural brushstrokes and her ability to evoke the emotional quality of the places she paints.
Rachels 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 become more conscious of their surroundings and take time to stop and take notice.
Besides original works, Rachel has found clever ways to turn her art into reproductions which have become a major source of her income.
Rachel 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.
Rachel with her daughter surrounded by one of her latest painting projects - Ground
Rachel's Winter Landscape - Snowbow
Meeting Rachel at her open studio in Boise, Idaho
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