Alix Travis Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Alix Travis
Live in: Halcottsville, NY, United States
Artworks for sale: 6.00
Alix Travis Artist Bio:
Alix Hallman Travis is a sketcher, in the park, at a dance, or on the subway, she sketches in a black sketch book she carries everywhere. She rapidly records the shapes and postures of the figures and buildings flashing by in front of her. She moves quickly to record what captures her eye. The speed of sketching is integral to her process, reducing the drawing to the essential. “The figure that attracts me is in motion with a striking gesture. The sketch, not posed but observed en situ, must be executed quickly. The challenge is to use the sketch of the moving figure in a larger more elaborate composition without losing the illusion of a moment in a sequence of movements. I maintain the spontaneity of the original by redrawing the figure freehand without the aids of scaling techniques. I do not work from photographs. ” The colors on her palate are saturated and bold. Oils, for Travis, are large. The tools required fill her hand and the pieces show clear and intentional evidence of the artist at work with the palette knife.