The Orion

Artist of the week: Martin Townsend

Local artist Martin Townsend presents one of his paintings. Photo credit: Sean Martens

February 13, 2018

“Art is a conversation that’s had when people look at it, absorb it and process it,” said Martin Townsend, a local artist. “They can then turn to another person and say ‘yeah’ or ‘nah, not feeling it,’ and there is a discussion where everyone’s viewpoint is valid.” Townsend aspires...

Artist Lea Gadbois demonstrates her resin painting style

Lea Gadbois enjoys demonstrating how to do her art. She was happy to talk with whoever came to her table. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Caitlyn Young

October 16, 2017

Having an interest in astronomy for as long as she can remember, Lea Gadbois incorporates her love for the stars into her art. Years ago, Gadbois began to do what she calls “starry night” paintings, and soon branched out from there. Now, she paints nebulae and constellations. Gadbois went t...

Local artists display work at Thursday night market

Saturn Orion touches up the painting he is the proudest of. Photo credit: Cortneanne Campbell

Anisha Brady

September 14, 2016

The popular Thursday night market always unites the community of Chico. With its fresh and local produce and exotic food trucks, people are mesmerized by the plethora of food and overlook the talented, ingenious artists who share their talent. Saturn Orion “Happiness is a choice,” said street...

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