Tim Townsley

Paintings (11-works)

Tim  Townsley Red Elephant
Red Elephant
Oil on board
60 x 96 in
Tim  Townsley Scene from an Imaginary Western
Scene from an Imaginary Western
Acrylic on canvas
42 x 60 in
Tim  Townsley Tennis Rush
Tennis Rush
Acrylic on canvas
34 x 56 in
Tim  Townsley Bernini_s Sole
Bernini's Sole
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 64 in
Tim  Townsley Girl from Ipanema
Girl from Ipanema
Acrylic and oil on canvas
48 x 62 in
Tim  Townsley Greek Archaeology
Greek Archaeology
Acrylic on board
44 x 60 in
Tim  Townsley Picasso
Oil, enamel and acrylic on canvas
46 x 78 in
Tim  Townsley Hubcap
Oil and acrylic on wood panel
36 x 47 in
Tim  Townsley Norma Jean Marilyn Monroe
Norma Jean (Marilyn Monroe)
Oil on canvas
31 x 25 in
Tim  Townsley Airstream Bubble 1955
Airstream Bubble 1955
Mixed media
30 x 36 in
Tim  Townsley Warhols Sunglasses
Warhol's Sunglasses
Oil on canvas
62 x 50 in

Tim  Townsley

Tim Townsley

Tim Townsley Biography

Artist Tim Townsley began his career in Los Angeles where he was born and raised. He received his BA in art from California State University Los Angeles and holds a Masters of Fine Art from Otis College of Art and Design. Townsley taught mural painting through the UCLA Extension program and for eight years taught figure drawing, color theory, and painting at Cal Arts (California Institute of the Arts).

Over time, Townsley gained extensive experience in the entertainment industry painting both matte paintings and backings for motion pictures. He also painted murals in several theme parks such as Disneyland (Anaheim), Sea World (San Diego), Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia), and McClaren’s Home for Children (El Monte) for which he received a commendation from the Los Angeles County Supervisors. Several more mural commissions followed in venues such as Las Vegas (Mirage, Holiday Inn, and Aladdin) and the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Since 2000, he has continued to paint murals for retail stores and has been commissioned by UC Riverside for its C-Cert Bldg. and by UCLA for its Friends of Jazz program.

Townsley lives and works at his home/studio in the Cove area of Cathedral City. He has exhibited in galleries, museums and other art venues throughout California.  In 2013, Tim's work was recognized by the Artists Council of the Palm Springs Art Museum and was awarded the Free Spirit Prize; his work was featured on the cover of ArtLA magazine, after which he was chosen as one of the 100 Best Artists in California. Townsley's artwork was selected for an electronic billboard exhibit on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. In 2014, his work was featured at a special exhibition at Cathedral City Hall as well as the ‘Let’s Face It’ exhibit at UCR Palm Desert; and for the third time, a piece was chosen for the Los Angeles Art Association ‘Out There’ group show.

Tim Townsley Resumé

Exhibits in Galleries and Other Venues

2016   January 11-February 26--"Hollywood Glam", UC Riverside Palm Desert Campus.

Reception: February 5th

January 30-April 20--"Philosophical Investigations", Pepperdine University, Malibu.  Reception: January 30th

Featured Artist in the Cathedral City Artists' Home Tour, February 28th

Featured Artist, Coda Gallery, Palm Desert. Reception: March 4th

October 1 – November 27: Artists’ Council Exhibition, Pam Springs Art Museum.

Reception Oct. 29

October 7—November 6: ‘Alimento’ Group show, First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Reception Oct. 7

October 20 – December 15: ‘Animal Magnetism,’ UC Riverside, Palm Desert Campus.

Reception Oct. 20


2015     January 28-May 1--"Philosophical Investigations", UC Riverside, Palm Desert Campus

Ongoing--Work on display at Coda Gallery, Palm Desert

April 29-May 24--One Man Show in the East Gallery, 29 Palms Gallery

September 18-October 12--"2015 Palm Springs Open", Archangel Gallery, Palm Springs 

October 20-December 6--Artists' Council Exhibition, Palm Springs Art Museum. 

-Awarded the "Preston Ormsby Award for Painting" by Palm Springs Art Museum at event

October 22-December 18--"Jazz Standards", UC Riverside Palm Desert Campus.  Reception will be October 22nd

Read: Coachella Valley Weekly article on "Philosophical Investigations".  


2014     January 4-February--Simply Delicious Food Show, Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, Palm

Springs, CA.

January-May--Cathedral City Hall Exhibition, 'Livin' the Dream', January 28-May 1st, 2014, curated by Marilyn Cooper, Cathedral City Public Arts Commission.  The Artists Reception honors Tim Townsley, Betty Gold, and Simi Dabah.

March--Tim Townsley's paintings were exhibited at the Hotel Saguaro throughout the month of March.  The artists' reception for Townsley and Linda Atkins was held on March 5th.

March/April--"Let's Face It" exhibit at UC Riverside, Palm Desert campus, curated by Karen Barone.  Works selected include James Joyce & Samuel Beckett from Townsley's Writers series.  Reception: March 27.

September (ongoing)--Pieces being shown at Coda Gallery, Palm Springs

December 13--Los Angeles Art Association, Open Show, Work Selected: Marx in Palm Springs


2013     January--Agnes Pelton Historical Home

January through December--JNA Gallery group shows (Bergamot Station)

Stephen Archdeacon Gallery, one-man & group shows

February--Artists Home Tour (Cathedral City Historical Society)

June--'Art Goes Electric' billboard, Sunset Strip, LA

October--Artists' Council Exhibit (Palm Springs Art Museum)


Past Shows (alphabetical order)

All Sports Gallery

Art LA

BGH Gallery

Catalina Jazz Club

Clear White Gallery

Crown Plaza Hotel, LAX

Gallery 825

James Gray Gallery

Marriott Hotel, Woodland Hills

Museum of Science & Industry

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