Townsley received his Masters of Fine Art from Otis Art Institute and taught at Cal Arts teaching figure, color theory, design, and painting. Townsley has extensive experience in the entertainment industry and has painted murals for theme parks including Disneyland, Sea World, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and for McLaren’s Home for Children for which he received a commendation from the Los Angeles County Supervisors. His murals in hotels include Las Vegas (Mirage, Holiday Inn, and Aladdin) as well as the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Ca. He has been commissioned to paint murals and paintings for Western Bagel, UC Riverside, Friends of Jazz at UCLA, and logos for GuerillaLit. He is represented by the JNA Gallery in Santa Monica and Stephen Archdeacon Gallery in Palm Springs.