Alix Travis

Alix Hallman Travis

"The movement of the liquid watercolor is exhilarating. The medium itself guides me in making the painting--- It does its thing and I react. I do my thing and it reacts, and so a dance is established. Painting with watercolor is like the waltz, or sometimes the tango: two moving rhythmically across the floor as one. "

In warm weather, Alix Travis is found outside, painting familiar subjects that most of us have ceased to notice because we see them every day. In colder weather, she retreats to her studio to paint fruits and vegetables directly, without sketching. With her painter's eye, she looks for shapes, angles, light effects, and interesting lines that take the subject beyond the ordinary.

Travis uses large brushes on very wet paper to create distinctive, loose, and transparent paintings of vibrant color. Her technique is gestural. She paints quickly with broad strokes and only a passing attention to detail. Travis does not paint from photographs. It is her immediate, direct, and personal response to the subject that accounts for the freshness and immediacy of the paintings.

Travis entered the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1999 with a portfolio award. After two years of study, she moved to The Art Students League, New York where in 2007 she was awarded a Merit Award to study in Paris. She maintains a studio in the Catskill Mountains where she exhibits regularly.

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Spent Poppies
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 200
$ 160
Purple Columbine
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
Cindy's Sunflowers II
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
Garlic Scapes in My Garden
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 320
Globe Thistle II
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 320
Wednesday Morning II
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 200
Moss on Boulders
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
Winter Tree
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 280
Linda's Corn
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
Gift of Flowers
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 300
$ 240
Wednesday Morning I
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 200
Barn on the Hill
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 300
$ 150
Eggs in and out of a Carton
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 320
Palace Along the Tiber, Rome
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 300
$ 180
Borghese Garden Fountain, Rome
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 280
Trees Along the Tiber, Rome
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 240
Flowers in a Frame
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 500
$ 400
Across the Street in Snow
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 200
Sunflowers at End of Season
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 240
Roses on Porch
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 200
Bowl of Fruit
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 200
Goldenrod, October
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 280
Between Two Mountains
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 700
$ 560
Trees before Mountains
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 320
Van Benschoten Barn, interior
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 200
Mountain Hollow in the Sun
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 450
$ 270
After the Rain
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 450
$ 270
Two Vases of Nasturtium
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 350
$ 210
Bulrushes Beside the River
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 240
Pumpkins
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 240
Apples On Stripes
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 240
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
From Start To Finish, Oneonta, NY, USA, Wilber Gallery, 2010
Best of Show, Orange, NY, USA, North East Watercolor Society (Annual Juried Members Exhibition), 2010
Kitchen Paintings, Worcester, MA, USA, The Futon Company, 2010
Collections
Paris Memories, 4 pieces, Assumption College, Worcester, MA, USA, 2010
Dome Car With Train Shed, Delaware & Ulster Historical Railroad, Arkville, NY, 2010