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Guest at: Grain Belt Bottling House – 79

79 13th Ave NE
2nd floor hallway
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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home landline: Call 651-649-1519

Hi!  Welcome to my online studio for AAW!  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.  Being a life-long MN native, I’m a self-employed professional visual artist and illustrator now residing in St. Paul, MN.  I specialize in acrylic paintings, mixed media work, illustration, surface design, and hand painted church textiles.  Working from my home and church studios (where I’m Immanuel Lutheran Church’s artist-in-residence), I’m really looking forward to participating again as a guest artist during AAW 2023… Grain Belt Bottling House, 2nd floor hallway

I have the good fortune to be represented by the Dow Art Gallery, St. Paul, MN where new work in my “Gemstone Island” series can be viewed.  I paint with genuine gemstone watercolors and ink on various watercolor papers.

Combining my beloved hobby of processing various kinds of sheep wool for blending and hand spinning the wool into beautiful yarns, along with my professional hand painted illustrations, I’m now creating artwork specific to the sheep world.  Keen observations of sheep behaviors influence my designs, as well as humor, puns, nature, the farms and farmers involved, and lots of color.  I use black ink pens, watercolors, gouache, and color pencils on heavy watercolor papers to capture these darling flocks doing what they do best!  Soon to come — similar small acrylic paintings on canvas.

I have the finished artwork professionally scanned by a NE Mpls. company NEMAA member, so that I can use the perfect color image captures in surface design applications….a lifelong dream, now coming true!  I have 3 online shops which do print-on-demand items from high quality, ethical companies.  (Redbubble, Spoonflower, and Create Jigsaw Puzzles).

Ewe, too, can have a flock or more of these adorable sheep to call your own — on jigsaw puzzles, home decor, clothing, accessories, stationery products, wall papers, and fabrics.



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Chillon Leach is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday of Art-A-Whirl weekend.

Hi!  I will be a 2023 AAW guest artist in the Grain Belt Building!  Stay tuned!  I can hardly wait!

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