Claytor Lake Memory is an intensely colored impasto painting of the gazebo at the Howe House of Claytor Lake State Park.  Years ago my husband told Tall Tales to large crowds of visitors. He was the park interpreter and this was his way of introducing visitors to the people and culture of South West Virginia.  It was a big hit and the local newspaper featured him in an article.  I love this park and we visit there often.

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 received many compliments on my course curriculum.  

I enjoyed working with Art and Design students.  My Art Appreciation course was hands-on and  Oftentimes I had students that were not enrolled 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, Canada, England,Germany, Russia, Switzerland, India, and Australia.

I also have paintings in the private collection of famous actress, Morgan Fairchild.

 I want to cover the world with my art!

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

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Claytor Lake Memory

  • Claytor Lake Memory   is a 14" x 11" impasto oil painting on canvas in a solid wood molded frame.

    The painting can easily be taken out of the frame if professional framing is desired.