Shadow Play is an expressive, dynamic still life of chairs.  The chairs create a series of shadows that make for wonderful  patterns.  The colors and textures turn two chairs into an intense, visual experience. This painting was done in soft pastels which is my second most favorite medium.  I am primarily an oil painter but I haven't met the medium that I don't like.

 I am very proud of The American Artist Award I received from famed pastelist Daniel Greene at The Pastel Society of the West Coast juried competition.  I am especially pleased with the warm/cool color effect in this work.  


The painting is loose on a cardboard backing.  I cannot guarantee that it would arrive without pastel dust on a mat so the buyer will have to have it matted and framed.



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

Shadow Play

  • Shadow Play is a 18" x 24" soft pastel painting on paper loose on a cardboard backing.


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