Pink Wave is a view of the beautiful blossoming trees near the Radford Public Library. These trees were cut down shortly after I took a picture to base the painting on. I spent many years driving by this scene before I decided to use it for a painting. I am so glad I took the photograph before they were chopped down.
I have my memories of how beautiful they looked when I picked up my son from school. Additional trees have been added since then. It is still a beautiful place but I miss these trees. The pink color of the blossoms varies throughout the work so that viewer can get the full effect of the beautiful color. The surface is complex and the mood is serene. The painting is in a silver-colored metal frame. This is a low-level impasto painting and is colorful and peaceful.
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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! http://youtu.be/vOyjIZ__lq4
Towhee Hill Studio is open to the public by appointment. 540-257-3437
Pink Wave is a 40" x 30" impasto oil painting on hardboard in a silver colored metal frame.
The painting can easily be taken out of the frame if professional framing is desired.