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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Moss on Boulders
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
Winter Tree
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 320
Linda's Corn
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
Wednesday Morning I
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 240
Gift of Flowers
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 300
Globe Thistle II
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
Wednesday Morning II
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 240
Hanging Clothes
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 240
Barn on the Hill
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 300
$ 150
Borghese Garden Fountain, Rome
Watercolor Painting

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

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 240
Palace Along the Tiber, Rome
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 300
$ 180
Roses on Porch
Watercolor Painting

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

by Alix Travis
$ 500
Sunflowers at End of Season
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 240
Across the Street in Snow
Watercolor Painting

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

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 240
Ready to Cook
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 240
Radishes
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 240
Goldenrod, October
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 320
Between Two Mountains
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 700
Bend in the Road
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 350
$ 210
Van Benschoten Barn, interior
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 240
Old House New Orleans
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 800
$ 560
Farm Field
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 300
$ 150
Farm Stand
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 240
Mountain Valley with Hay Bales
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 350
$ 210
View of Mountain Valley
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 350
$ 210
Mountain Hollow in the Sun
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 450
$ 315
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
Cake with Candles
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 300
$ 210
Pumpkins
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 280
Grapes Falling From Colander
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 280
Apples On Stripes
Watercolor Painting

by Alix Travis
$ 400
$ 280
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