Travis was born 1965 in
Blackfoot, Idaho. He is married to Kathryn
and they have 6 children, they reside 9 miles
west of Cedar City, Utah. Travis has been
involved in art since age 13, with his first
formal lesson from his Uncle, Jeffrey Craven.
He won many awards through high school and
started selling artwork then. His first gallery
invite came in 1988 after winning awards in
watercolor at the George Phippen Memorial art
show in Prescott, AZ. He has won scholarships
and talent awards to major universities but
decided to attend B.Y.U in Provo, Utah. He
graduated in 1993 with a BFA in illustration.
Travis considers the greatest award that of
selling artwork. Travis works in every common
medium but prefers oil and acrylic and works
in every scale from miniature to monumental.
The landscape is his dominant subject matter.
He also paints murals and does very unique
art projects for interior designers and decorators.
A constant experimentor; "The
funnest part of painting is the process" Oh
yes, he is also an accomplished frame maker!