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104 Snelling Avenue South
Saint Paul, MN 55105
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Hi!  Welcome to my online studio for AAW!  Being a life-long MN native, I’m now 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 look forward to participating again in person during AAW 2023.

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.  Please visit my website to see the entire series.

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 pickup through this website. They also take orders through their own website.

Pickup Hours

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


Chillon Leach takes commissions.

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Mixed Media Paintings link to this group

Growing against Gravity (ongoing series)

*Please note: actual colors are brighter, clearer, varied, layered, and lush than screens and photographs show. (still working on my photo skills with limited equipment).  Contact me for closeups or see in person.

Mixed Media on Paper link to this group

various mixed media artwork on paper using acrylic paints, inks, gel mediums, oil pastels, charcoal, and more!  Please see my regular website for more samples (added frequently).

Custom work and limited reproduction rights available.  Please contact me.

Textiles link to this group

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

See my AAW gallery for samples (NFS) and my website for additional items.

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

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