Currently on display in the storefront windows of Chico Paper Company, five watercolor paintings tell the story of five Chico landmarks. These hand-painted illustrations by Jeffrey Michael George chronicle the well-known sights of Bidwell Mansion, Monkey Face Rock, the Senator Theater, Bidwell Presbyterian Church, and the Chico Water Towers. The gallery, Chico Paper Company, at 345 Broadway in downtown Chico, offers a limited number of high-quality prints for sale, as well as the framed originals. Jeffrey feels honored to be an artist at the gallery, and enjoyed a warm, welcoming Artist’s Opening Reception in July of this year. It was great to be introduced to the Chico art community and to have the opportunity to show artwork on the same walls as the other excellent artists affiliated with the gallery. The entire experience has been inspirational, and Jeffrey has since been busy creating new watercolors of other Chico points of interest–such as One Mile Pool, the Diamond Hotel, Salmon Hole, and the Saturday Farmer’s Market. Jeffrey has enjoyed a lifetime career as an architectural illustrator, which has taken him from New York City to San Francisco and now to Northern California, with many clients all over the country. Jeffrey has enjoyed his new hometown of Chico since moving here in 2018 with his wife Susan. Their adult sons Matt & Jim have been longtime residents of Chico and it’s been great re-connecting with them on a much more frequent basis. So here are some photos of the gallery display, and the Opening Reception–and the five watercolors themselves. If you love Chico and share an appreciation for its unique characteristics and landmarks, you should visit Chico Paper Company in downtown Chico and see the art in person in a gallery setting. In addition to supporting the local art scene, you will also be supporting a local business that helps make downtown Chico a treasure in itself !
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