tinyExpanse

tinyExpanse - Small reminders of nature's vastness

Boise, Idaho
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Announcement    Welcome to tinyExpanse, a shop filled with artwork inspired by landscape, particularly those of the American West. Offerings include tiny original plein air paintings, small works, giclee prints, and the occasional wearable art item.

tinyExpanse paintings are a daily practice of meditation and contemplation through visual journaling. These works are a reminder that beauty is available everywhere, you just have to pay attention! Each oil painting is done on stretched canvas, and completed on-site in the Plein Air style of painting, which means “in the open air,” and thus represent a direct experience from that particular day. In a nod to simplicity and treading lightly, I work from a traveling studio in the form of a backpack. One of the sweetest things someone has said about tinyExpanse: "Her ability to capture the essence of an expansive landscape on such a small canvas is like a haiku in oil."

More of my (larger) work is available on my website: www.teannalach.com.

Enjoy!

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Last updated on Dec 28, 2021

Welcome to tinyExpanse, a shop filled with artwork inspired by landscape, particularly those of the American West. Offerings include tiny original plein air paintings, small works, giclee prints, and the occasional wearable art item.

tinyExpanse paintings are a daily practice of meditation and contemplation through visual journaling. These works are a reminder that beauty is available everywhere, you just have to pay attention! Each oil painting is done on stretched canvas, and completed on-site in the Plein Air style of painting, which means “in the open air,” and thus represent a direct experience from that particular day. In a nod to simplicity and treading lightly, I work from a traveling studio in the form of a backpack. One of the sweetest things someone has said about tinyExpanse: "Her ability to capture the essence of an expansive landscape on such a small canvas is like a haiku in oil."

More of my (larger) work is available on my website: www.teannalach.com.

Enjoy!

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About tinyExpanse

Sales 2,256
On Etsy since 2010

tinyExpanse - Small reminders of nature's vastness.

Some people go for a walk everyday, others sit and meditate, for some it is a cup of coffee. Most of us have some routine in our daily lives that creates some small sense of stability and familiarity in this ever-changing life.

During a particularly transitional period in my life, I realized that I needed a daily practice that gave me this sense of continuity and routine. I wanted to make sure I both appreciated the beauty around me and painted every day. From these intentions tinyExpanse was born. Over the years I have created over 4000 daily landscapes - sometimes sticking to creating a painting each day, sometimes taking a break to recharge, but always coming back to these little works. Creating a painting each day, no matter how big or small, brings me happiness and contentment.

Over the years my paintings have gotten larger, and I love the contrast between in a wide range of scale. Regardless of the phase I'm in - different subjects, sizes, mediums - painting keeps me inspired to explore and appreciate the world. Painting has also inspired me to become a conservationists - I regularly collaborate with conservation groups to support their efforts in protecting the beautiful places I am lucky to paint.

I hope my work inspires those who live with it to enjoy, value, and protect places they love as well.

Shop members

  • Rachel

    Owner

    Painting inspires me to always look for beauty in the world. I'm lucky to have lived in beautiful places - New Mexico, Marin County, and for the last decade Boise, Idaho, where my husband and I are raising our daughters Mairead and Saoirse.

  • John Studebaker

    Creator

    Woodworker John Studebaker makes tinyExpanse custom displays as well as the 3" plywood squares for my current tinyExpanse paintings at his shop in Garden City, Idaho.

  • Evermore Prints

    Customer Service

    Boise's Evermore Prints makes my giclees on canvas and paper. Because they also scan all my originals, they are able to color match images as perfectly as possible. I've worked with this Boise print shop for nearly 10 years

Production partners

  • Custom textile printing shop

    England, United Kingdom

    Contrado provides custom textile printing from their factory in England.

  • Evermore Prints

    Boise, ID

    Evermore is my trusted partner for all of my imaging and printing.

  • John Studebaker

    Garden City, ID

    John Studebaker is a woodworker in Garden City, Idaho. He creates the stretcher bars I use for my canvases, as well as displays for tinyExpanse Daily Calendars and tinyExpanse paintings.

  • lowerpark

    San Francisco, CA

    Hand sourced globally, limited edition hats. Handmade.

  • McCall Studios

    Garden City, ID

    Metal artist Ken McCall makes the custom stands for my calendars at his metal shop across the river from Boise in Garden City, Idaho.

  • social print studio

    San Francisco, CA

    Social Print Studio prints my daily desk calendars.

  • Spoonflower

    Durham, NC

    Spoonflower allows designers and artists to create custom fabric, wallpaper & home decor from their own motifs.

  • Van Dyck Frame Design

    Boise, ID

    Fine Art Frame Design

  • Woven Tales

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Woven Tales is a design studio based in Pittsburgh. The designer, Lindsay, takes my original oil paintings and makes beautiful tiled patterns for application on textiles.

  • Zno

    San Francisco, CA

    Prints books of images

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Thank you for visiting my Etsy store!

I enjoy painting as a daily practice that focuses my attention on what is beautiful in a world when so much pulls our attention towards what is ugly or what we need to fix. I hope you'll enjoy viewing the works on my site, and please feel free to contact me with any questions! To view more of my work, including larger paintings in oil, please view my website - www.teannalach.com

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I guarantee all my work. If it is damaged or lost in the mail, a full refund including shipping, or a shop credit, will be gladly granted (If the work is damaged and is repairable it will be repaired at no charge). If the work arrives undamaged but is not as expected, I will refund the full cost minus shipping expenses within one week of receiving. Customer is responsible for return shipping unless the return is due to shipping damage.

I am always happy to provide additional information and images to help you with your selections.
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I accept Paypal, personal checks and money orders. Payment by money order or check must clear before I can ship your item, so please allow additional processing time in this case. Please note that Paypal payment is required within 48 hours of an order. After 48 hours, the order will be cancelled.
Shipping
-Some items arrive gift-wrapped - please inquire to find out if yours will. Personalized gift card available upon request at no additional charge.
-Orders damaged in shipping will be fully refunded or repaired.
-I use standard shipping through USPS unless a specific request is made.
-Upgrades and specific shipping requests, such as shipping to the giftee or expedited shipping are available upon request. Additional shipping fees may apply.
-Orders ship at the end of the business week - please check with me if your order is time sensitive.