Autumn Rush is an energetic fall woods scene that emphasizes the energy of the creek.  The water is flowing quickly and the green and red colors serve as great, vibrant color accents to the scene.  I especially enjoy landscapes with water. 

When I was a child I spent much of my time playing at a nearby creek.  There were a lot of rocks by the creek and one of them was so large we called it Grand Daddy Rock.  I still like to be around water as much as possible and greatly enjoy walking at Bisset and Wild Wood parks in Radford, VA.  I love to see the different types of flowers and watch the colors change in the Fall.



My paintings have been seen throughout the United States in national, international, and group shows.  I have won numerous awards, including awards from Dorothy Gillespie, May Stevens, Frank Webb, and Daniel Greene. My paintings were in two group shows on Broadway and my biography is included in The Original Marquis Who's Who in America.

I taught in the Art Department of Radford University for a twenty years as Assistant professor.  I taught Art Appreciation, Drawing, Oil Painting, Watercolor painting, Foundations, and served as Gallery Director for one year.

I enjoyed working with Art and Design students.  My Art Appreciation course was hands-on and I received many compliments on my course curriculum.  Oftentimes I had students that were not enrolled in the class ask me if they could sit in for a class.  I have fond memories of those guest students!  What a great compliment for me!

My best-selling print, "Reaching Out", was selected from over three million works of art on Fine Art America to be on the set of The Mindy Project and I appeared with my artwork on The Hour of Joy on FoxTV out of Roanoke on March 10th 2013.  

I live to paint and it is important to me to find homes for all of my creations.  I have originals and prints in thirty-two states,Washington D.C., Canada, Germany, Russia, England, Switzerland, India and Australia.  

I also have paintings in the collection of Hollywood actress Morgan Fairchild.

Be sure to check out my YouTubes.  Here is the address for my first video about my drawing on The Mindy Project!

Towhee Hill Studio is open to the public by appointment.  540-257-3437
Prints on additional items can be purchased on Zazzle.                        

Autumn Rush

  • Autumn Rush is a 15" x 11" colored pencil drawing on paper in a white mat.


    The drawing can be framed by the patron to suit individual taste.