Thomas Hieronymus Towhey was born in 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  While he studied briefly at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati, he is primarily a self-taught artist.  He is a founding member of the Maintraum Art Group.  Towhey was instrumental in developing after school art programs for the Cincinnati YMCA which included outreach programs for Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  He also served as a voluntary art teacher for Cincinnati’s St. Rita’s School for the Deaf.  He moved his studio to Sante Fe, New Mexico, for a period in 2006.  Currently, Towhey lives and paints in Cincinnati.  His work has been represented by numerous galleries and is part of many public and private collections.