1100 300x229 Lee Wright, Formerly Homeless Artist, Supports Himself Through Paintings  Lee Wright of Chico, Calif., had been homeless for 15 years before a positive turn of events allowed him to start living off his lifelong talent: painting.

According to the Oroville Mercury Register, Wright originally was drawn to Chico because it’s an art-loving town. Two years ago, when he arrived at Jesus Center — a local organization that provides meals and other types of assistance to the homeless — the staff provided him with supplies and a place to paint during the day.

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