Mothers Day Gift is a still life I did a number of years ago. My parents sent me flowers on Mothers Day which I thought was odd until I read the card.  They wrote that since their mothers were both deceased they decided to honor me that year. I think their gift made for a striking still life. This is one Mothers Day Gift I will never forget. What a wonderful way to honor a child that has become a mother. I especially like the warm/cool color contrast due to the morning light effect.

Since I cannot guarantee that this pastel would arrive without pastel dust on the mat the buyer will have to take it loose on cardboard wrapped in acetate.  The buyer then can have it framed to suit individual taste.



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

Mothers Day Gift

  • Mothers Day Gift is a 20" x 30" soft pastel painting on paper.


    The painting can  be framed by the patron.