The Lodge at Peaks of Otter is a beautiful resort where deers are practically as tame as pets.  The lake has a placid, peaceful look and the trails are great hiking fun.

This painting has delicate, peaceful colors and a soft textural surface. It is on stretched canvas and is un-framed.

One of the times we were there we took the bus up to the top of Sharp Top but we walked down which was a great experience.  I love to look at the atmosphere in higher elevations and watch it change at different levels.  

It is my opinion that cameras can't capture atmosphere.  They indicate different types of weather but the print always seems to be lacking in the actually density and colors found in various hazes and shadows.  

I can't capture these effects either since the colors are changing every few minutes but I try to capture different atmospheric effects and add my own interpretation to bring out as much beauty as possible.


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
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The Lodge at the Peaks of Otter

  • The Lodge at the Peaks of Otter is a 12" x 16" impasto oil painting on stretched canvas without frame.  The painting can hang as is.

    The painting can be professionally framed if desired.