"Golden Farm Scene" is a colorful, autumn look at a mountain farm scene. I am fascinated with the interplay of warm and cool colors in the mountains and I especially like the golden light in this work. I have lived my adult life in Southwest Virginia and am continually impressed with the beautiful atmospheric effects in the surrounding are and, in particular, the Blue Ridge Parkway which is the source for many of my landscapes.
I prefer views of the ridges in evening lights but I do have a few morning vistas. I am always on the look out for vistas that incorporate strong complementary color contrast and light that seems to energize all that it hits. Some of my landscapes are impasto oil paintings with a lot of elevated brushwork but this one has a smooth surface with the slightest touch of impasto.
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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 twenty-four states, Canada, Germany, Russia, and Australia. I want to cover the world with my art!
I have over thirty years experience shipping my artwork with no returns - just compliments!
Be sure to check out my YouTubes. Here is the address for my Beautiful Nude Series. http://youtu.be/vOyjIZ__lq4
Towhee Hill Studio is open to the public by appointment. 540-257-3437
Prints on clothing, paper products, and kitchen wares can be purchased at www.zazzle.com/newriverartist
September 13th, 2012
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