Monumental IV (Granite) Original Size 48"x48"
Granite Dam is one of the four lower Snake River Dams whose fate is being debated in light of warming waters, waning salmon returns, and questionable efficacy in creating power. I was invited to create a painting of each of the four lower Snake River Dams for a show titled "Dams: Reservoirs,Reclamation, Renewal" at the Sun Valley Museum of Art.
Choose between four sizes of prints on canvas or paper: 12x12" 24x24" 30x30" 39x39"
Custom sizes are available, please inquire.
Canvas print: -giclee print on canvas with satin finish. -stretched on 1.5" deep stretcher bars -linen color on sides (see second image above) -no framing needed -size indicates length and width of stretcher bar -signed on back with artist's signature and title
Paper print: -giclee print on textured paper -requires framing or mounting -size indicates length and width to edge of paper -signed on front with artist's signature
Confluence is a collaboration between the contemporary landscape painter, Rachel Teannalach, and the nonprofit environmental law firm, Advocates for the West. In this project, the artist and a group of dedicated nature conservationists are working in tandem to advocate for the Pacific Salmon and the elaborate river and ocean ecosystems of which it is a part. Teannalach has created a series of paintings of the majestic landscapes through which the salmon swims on its way to from Sawtooth Valley in Idaho to the Pacific Ocean. The art intends to inspire the heart, while the information presented by Advocates will give insight into the science, politics and current status of the Pacific Salmon's plight. Enjoy the gallery of images below.
Update: Teannalach was invited to create a painting of each of the four lower Snake River Dams for a show titled "Dams: Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal" at the Sun Valley Museum of Art. The fate of these dams is in question in light of warming water temperatures and poor water quality, waning salmon returns, and questionable efficacy in creating power. The exhibition with works by Teannalach and three other wonderful artists is on display at the Sun Valley Museum of Art in Ketchum, Idaho through November 12th.
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All works in gallery above are available as Paper and Canvas Giclee Prints various sizes.Select original paintings are still available. See options below.
About the Artist
Rachel Teannalach is a contemporary landscape painter based in Boise, Idaho. She grew up in northern New Mexico, where she gained her appreciation for landscape painting through artists such as Georgia O'Keefe and Maynard Dixon. Teannalach earned her BA in Fine Arts from Scripps College for Women (Claremont) before moving to Marin County for six years. She arrived in Idaho in 2008, where she felt at home near the mountains in the high desert. During her thirteen years in Boise, Teannalach has developed an intimate relationship with a wide range of Idaho landscapes. She has travelled throughout the state to paint and research for collaborations with conservation organizations, supporting their efforts to preserve the lands she loves to paint. In 2014, Teannalach helped Idaho Conservation League establish its Artist in Resident program. She also works with Conservation Voters for Idaho. Confluence is her second collaboration with Advocates for the West.
Teannalach is well known for her daily "tinyExpanse" paintings, but also creates large-scale landscapes. Her work is characterized by bold brush strokes and reduction of detail to distill the essence of a landscape. Teannalach paints both Plein Air and in the studio, always using the “alla prima” (wet on wet) method to maintain freshness of brushwork.
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. Painting provides a way to step out of the frenzy that life so easily becomes, to leave, in W.B. Yeats’ words, “a little space for the rose-breath to fill.”