Townsley Painted Portraits

Preserving human emotion, one painting at a time.

Townsley Portraits is a premium service, family portrait photography studio based out of Las Vegas , Nevada. Our site showcases our expertise in portrait production and photography for families, while our Gallery shows off the quality of our eye and experience behind the camera.


Townsley Painted Portraits recently had the honor of creating a portrait for Hall of Fame Boxing Referee Richard Steele.  Mr. Steele has been a leader and mentor in the Las Vegas community for more than three decades. Capturing his strength and generosity of spirit was important to Stuart Townsley, portrait artist.

Mr. Steele is a very well known figure in Southern Nevada, and throughout the world of professional boxing. He is respected for his professional accomplishments as well as his personal mission to give back. Conveying Mr. Steele's depth of character was Townsley's primary goal.

The resulting portrait is something that brings pride to both Townsley and Mr. Steele.

As Mr. Steele says of the finished work, "I've been honored by so many great artists, but everyone speaks of this portrait more than any other. My family and everyone who sees it loves it."

Townsley Painted Portraits certainly loved working with Mr. Steele. To learn more about him and his work, please visit The Richard Steele Foundation website.



What an incredible opportunity Townsley Painted Portraits had to meet and work with the Thow Family through a recent partnership with Project Imagine Las Vegas. Cole Thow, who is 9-years-old and currently battling Medulloblastoma, has been a participant in Project Imagine's arts in medicine programs. When Townsley Portraits learned about Cole and his family, Stuart decided to donate a family portrait to the Thows, which was also on display at Project Imagine's recent ARToberfest fundraising event.

Tanya, the matriarch of the beautiful Thow family, helped organize the portrait session with Stuart. She said, "We could tell we were working with an experienced, professional photographer the moment we walked onto "the set"...that was how I described how he set up our photo shoot."

She went on to say, "Stuart pulled the personalities out of our kids and helped them feel comfortable, and it showed in the final product. He is a cancer survivor himself so he knew how important it was to capture this time in our lives while my son fights his own battle."

Stuart said he is always especially excited when his charitable work involves children, especially warriors like Cole. "While I've given the family an artwork that they will always cherish, I will definitely remember my time with them always," Stuart said.



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