Travis Knight Art
Murals are a great way to transform any residential or commercial space. You can create that wow factor in your home or business with an original, one of kind mural. A mural will cover more of your walls than traditional hung artwork, and can be customized to your exact needs. Start with a free consultation, and explore the possibilities.
During the consultation we will discuss what the vision is for the mural as well as the budget for the project. For local murals we will meet on site to decide on the layout and size of the mural. For non local clients we can discuss the mural details over the phone along with emailed photos of the place where the mural will be painted.
Travel costs will be discussed and added to the final mural price. The number of subjects (person, animal, car, etc.), the level of detail, and the size of the mural.
Discussing Design and Budget
Once the size of the mural is determined, I can get you a price estimate based on the level of rendering or detail you would like in the mural. The same image can be painted multiple different ways. For example the image could be graphic black and white, graphic limited color, and fully rendered. This gives you options to fit your budget. The layout of the mural will be designed based on the objective and budget for the project. That could mean covering more of the wall surface with a graphic style or you might want to paint a smaller area with more detail and bring it to a realistic finish.
This is probably the most common question that I get asked and the most difficult to answer. I can tell you that all of my pricing is on a project by project basis. I estimate how many days the mural will take and then I will present you with a proposal which will include the cost of painting the mural and all additional supplies.
I don’t offer a price per square foot because the price is dependent on the detail of each square foot. Clearly, painting a blue background doesn’t cost as much as painting a hyper-realistic animal or person.
h square foot. Clearly, painting a blue background doesn’t cost as much as painting a hyper-realistic animal or person.
Digital Mock Up
After I receive the deposit I will begin the digital design and mock up process. Some photos are ready to paint while other concepts may need some editing to create the desired end result. This is where I will take all of the information you gave me in the discussion step, along with the photos, and create a mock up to give a better visual of the murals design and composition. At this point you can give feedback so the mock up can be modified to fit your vision perfectly.
Once the mock up is approved I will schedule you for the next available opening in the schedule. On the start date I will set up and protect flooring along with any furniture. I will sketch in the outlines of the mural before I begin applying paint. I can work with your schedule for the best time to paint. Evenings and weekends are an option if painting will effect business hour.s
Once the mural is complete and approved the final 50% is due. I will take photos of the mural and if you choose the mural can be signed.
A one of a kind custom oil painting is the perfect way to capture a moment in time and immortalize your loved ones.
If you are looking for specific painting for your home or office and can't find it, you can commission me to create the artwork that meets your needs.
I can work from a single photo or multiple photos to make a seamless final painting. It could be a family portrait, landscape, or family pet.
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When selecting your photos make sure they meet the standards below. I can use a single photo, or use multiple photos and combine them in the mock up process. Lighting and details are the most important. Remember, I can't paint what I can't see.
Deposit and Contract
Once we have finalized the concept and size a 50% deposit of the quoted price is due. The deposit will hold the next spot available. At this time I will also let you know the estimated time for completion. The entire process from deposit to delivery is 4-6 weeks. Rush orders are available upon request for an additional fee. The contract solidifies the details of the commissioned work.
After the mock up is approved I will begin the painting. I can give you pictures of the process along the way if you would like. Or it can be a final photo or unveiling of sorts once the painting is finished.
Discussing the Design
Deciding on the layout and size of your painting is the first step. The number of subjects (person, animal, car, etc.) in the painting and the size of the painting will determine the cost.
Digital Mock Up
After I receive the deposit I will begin the digital design and mock up process. Some photos are ready to paint while other concepts may need some editing to create the desired end result. This is where I will take all of the information you gave me in the discussion step, along with the photos, and create a mock up to give a better visual of the paintings design and composition.
I will send an invoice for the final 50% payment plus shipping and handling. Your painting will be securely packaged and insured. It will also be signed and dated along with a wax sealed certificate of authenticity.
Pricing is based on size and the level of complexity or the amount
of detail involved. Please contact me to get a custom quote.
Limited edition giclee canvas prints are an affordable way to own one of my paintings.
The prints are made with archival museum quality materials and will stand the test of time.
Prints are hand signed and embellished for visible brushwork and texture. Making them look just like originals.
Wax sealed Certificates of Authenticity come with each print.
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 observed 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.