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Hi!  Welcome to my online studio for AAW!  I’m a professional self-employed visual artist from St. Paul, MN, specializing in acrylic paintings, mixed media work, illustration, and religious textiles (custom work available).  I’m also a long time NEMAA member, having previously shown for many years in the Casket Arts Building’s main floor hallway near the huge scale.  Working from my home and church studios (where I’m Immanuel Lutheran Church’s artist-in-residence), I was going to be a guest artist at the Grain Belt Bottling House for this year’s 25th anniversary AAW.

This new series is entitled “Growing against Gravity”. These abstract DirtScape paintings depict plant life and root systems. The paintings show plant cross sections with their root systems and surrounding environments.

Plant roots, erupting from seeds, know to grow downward due to the earth’s gravitational pull. The plant’s remaining growth is all accomplished against gravity.  We, too, put down “roots” in various places and stages with our growing bodies from birth onwards. Everything we do in life is against gravity, whether it is physical, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, creative, or social growth.
We are part of the earth – both as observational scientists and as a living species. Viewing the paintings for any length of time also gives the added sensation that you are in the dirt, included as a fellow plant.
I use brightly colored acrylic paints, volcano ash, rocks, and gel mediums to show Life’s vibrant energy and possible health when Nature’s elements are in place. My process is like creating giant coloring book pages and that alone makes me feel happy and curious as a child as I paint.

Online Sales

Chillon Leach takes online orders for curbside pickup through this website.

Curbside Hours

By appointment only. Please indicate desired pickup times when you check out.

Location

Casket Arts Building

104 Snelling Avenue South
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Map & Directions

Email

chillon@chillonleach.com

Phone

Call 651-649-1519

Online

Website

Online Store

Mixed Media Paintings

Growing against Gravity (ongoing series)

*Please note: actual colors are more clear, varied, layered, and lush than screens show

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

Growing against Gravity #2

10 x 8 x 1.5″

acrylic, volcano ash, and gel mediums on gallery wrap canvas

This item is available for curbside pickup.

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

Growing against Gravity #3

12 x 12 x 1″

acrylic, volcano ash, and gel mediums on cradled board

painting extends around edges

 

This item is available for curbside pickup.

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

Growing against Gravity #4

16 x 20 x 1.5″

acrylic, volcano ash, and gel mediums on cradled board

painting extends around edges

This item is available for curbside pickup.

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

Growing against Gravity #5

16 x 20 x 1″

acrylic, volcano ash, and gel mediums on gallery wrap canvas

painting extends around edges

This item is available for curbside pickup.

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

Growing against Gravity #6

10 x 20 x 1.5″

acrylic, volcano ash, and gel mediums on gallery wrap canvas

painting extends around edges

This item is available for curbside pickup.

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

Growing against Gravity #7

30 x 40 x 1.5″

acrylic, volcano ash, and gel mediums on gallery wrap canvas

painting extends around edges

This item is available for curbside pickup.

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

Growing against Gravity #8

30 x 40 x 1.5″

acrylic, volcano ash, and gel mediums on gallery wrap canvas

painting extends around edges

This item is available for curbside pickup.

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

Growing against Gravity #9

40 x 30 x 1.5″

acrylic, volcano ash, and gel mediums on gallery wrap canvas

painting extends around edges

This item is available for curbside pickup.

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

Growing against Gravity #10

30 x 40 x 1.5″

acrylic, volcano ash, and gel mediums on gallery wrap canvas

painting extends around edges

This item is available for curbside pickup.

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

Growing against Gravity #11

40 x 30 x 1.5″

acrylic, volcano ash, and gel mediums on gallery wrap canvas

painting extends around edges

This item is available for curbside pickup.

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

Anything is Possible

60 x 40 x 1.5″

acrylic, volcano ash, and gel mediums on gallery wrap canvas

painting extends around edges

This item is available for curbside pickup.

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

Restoration : Transformation

60 x 40 x 1.5″

acrylic, volcano ash, concrete, stones, nails, and gel mediums on gallery wrap canvas

painting extends around edges

This item is available for curbside pickup.

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

Family Tree of Choice

40 x 60 x 1.5″

acrylic, volcano ash, and gel mediums on gallery wrap canvas

painting extends around edges

This item is available for curbside pickup.

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

The Grass is always Greener without a Fence

40 x 60 x 1.5″

acrylic, volcano ash, and gel mediums on gallery wrap canvas

painting extends around edges

This item is available for curbside pickup.

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

You Can See the Forest for the Trees

40 x 60 x 1.5″

acrylic, volcano ash, and gel mediums on gallery wrap canvas

painting extends around edges

This item is available for curbside pickup.

abstract landscape acrylic painting of green trees, brown dirt, and blue sky

You are Enough

72 x 60 x 1.5″

acrylic, volcano ash, and gel mediums on gallery wrap canvas

painting extends around edges

This item is available for curbside pickup.

studio floor showing 12 small 8" x 8" acrylic plant paintings in progress with black outlines and blue skies

Growing against Gravity – in progress

I began these paintings specifically for AAW but my studio location became closed due to the state’s pandemic orders.

These 8 x 8 x .5″ paintings are “in progress”, but available for pre-order sales and soon to be finished!  Please let me know which one you are interested in.

This item is available for curbside pickup.

Textiles

hand painted textiles for religious and spiritual communities – custom work available

See my AAW gallery for samples (NFS) and my website for additional items – new website coming soon!

These “Celebration – All are Welcome” altar / table paraments can double as banners.

hand painted church textile altar parament / banner with rainbow colored stripes, golden swirls, and genuine golden mica flakes

Celebration #1

church textile – table / altar parament or banner

86 x 29″

acrylic textile paints and genuine mica flakes on polyester / rayon linen look fabric

This item is available for curbside pickup.

hand painted church textile altar parament / banner with rainbow colored stripes, golden swirls, and genuine golden mica flakes

Celebration #2

church textile – table / altar parament or banner

86 x 29″

acrylic textile paints and genuine mica flakes on polyester / rayon linen look fabric

This item is available for curbside pickup.

hand painted church textile altar parament / banner with rainbow colored stripes, golden swirls, and genuine golden mica flakes

Celebration #3

church textile – table / altar parament or banner

86 x 29″

acrylic textile paints and genuine mica flakes on polyester / rayon linen look fabric

This item is available for curbside pickup.

hand painted church textile altar parament / banner with rainbow colored stripes, golden swirls, and genuine golden mica flakes

Celebration #4

church textile – table / altar parament or banner

86 x 29″

acrylic textile paints and genuine mica flakes on polyester / rayon linen look fabric

This item is available for curbside pickup.

hand painted church textile altar parament / banner with rainbow colored stripes, golden swirls, and genuine golden mica flakes

Celebration #5

church textile – table / altar parament or banner

86 x 29″

acrylic textile paints and genuine mica flakes on polyester / rayon linen look fabric

This item is available for curbside pickup.

hand painted church textile altar parament / banner with rainbow colored stripes, golden swirls, and genuine golden mica flakes

Celebration #6

church textile – table / altar parament or banner

86 x 29″

acrylic textile paints and genuine mica flakes on polyester / rayon linen look fabric

This item is available for curbside pickup.

hand painted church textile altar parament / banner with rainbow colored stripes, golden swirls, and genuine golden mica flakes

Celebration #7

church textile – table / altar parament or banner

86 x 29″

acrylic textile paints and genuine mica flakes on polyester / rayon linen look fabric

This item is available for curbside pickup.

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