Travis Knight (American born. 1978) is a representational artist best known for his oil paintings of wildlife and his portraits of the people of the American frontier. He was raised in Bozeman, Montana where he spent countless hours in nature appreciating the creatures of the forest as well as the people who inhabited the land long before him. Both of his parents are fine artists. His late father was a wildlife sculptor, and his mother is a oil painter. This led to lots of time in the family studio looking at pictures of wildlife and learning to draw the animals he chased around the Montana landscape.
Travis attended Watts Atelier in San Diego, Ca. Watts is modeled after the nineteenth-century European Ateliers. He studied with award winning instructors and ARC living master Jeffery Watts. A solid foundation in anatomy and drawing combined with painting live models gave Travis the skills he needed to express himself through art.
His love for lighting and motion are reflected in his work. Travis strives to capture the feeling of light as well as the appearance of movement. He uses soft brushwork and energetic palette knife texture to indicate his subject matter. The challenge of creating the illusion of three dimensional life on a two dimensional surface is what motivates Travis in the studio. Breathing life into portraits and making wildlife so real it could walk off the wall and into your home is his objective. Travis currently lives in Bend Oregon where he creates custom paintings for his clients and further develops his body of work.
The first step is to collect the image or images you would like painted.
DIGITAL MOCK UP
After payment is received I will create a digital mock up to show you what the painting will look like.
DISCUSS THE PAINTING
Once I receive the photos we will discuss the design and layout of the painting.
COMPLETE THE PAINTING
I will inform you of the time it will take to complete your painting and I will then bring the painting to a finish.
DEPOSIT AND CONTRACT
When the design concept is finalized the 50% deposit is due.
SHIP THE PAINTING
When the painting is complete I will send you a photo for final approval. Final payment is due then I will package and ship your painting.
Pricing is based on size and the level of complexity or detail involved. Please contact me to get a custom quote.