Travis' Ancient and/or Not for Sale Art 

 

Victor at the Golden Gate, painted in 2017 from my 1972 photo 

Penny Stallings and Barry Secunda at Bayou St. John, New Orleans, painted from my 2010 photo in 2014

THESE PRECIOUS DAYS... I'LL SPEND WITH HUGH, 2017 

Self-portrait on the steps of Marie Laveau's house, 1020 Rue St. Ann, New Orleans, 2017 

Jer Adrianne Lelliott, 2018 

For Gany, 2014 

"Destinations," inspired by Uta Hagen, 1967 

URBAN COWBOY: Alvin and Hugh in his Sunset Ranch days; Mt. Hollywood, 2017 

WOOD SPRITE, 2015 

REBECCA [ROSENBERG] THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, 2017 

591 Hillcrest Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois; commissioned by Laurie Vonder Gardner, 2017 

"Qin Shi Huang Di de Bing," Xi'An, China; commissioned from a photo by Roxanne Kasten 

"Scott Free," 1995 

Sherry, 1967 

Victor & Travis; San Francisco, 1973 

Victor, 1971 

Scott, 1995 

Victor, 1972

"Man with Fish," 1967, from my linoleum block print of 1965 

And in the beginning:  Art from before age 18... 

In a life class over a summer at the Art Institute of Chicago, age 14 

Themed national contest winner of some kind, age 16 

My first oil: Rudolf Nureyev, who inspired me in such a SPECIAL way, age 17

The inimitable Hermione Gingold during our time in OH DAD, POOR DAD... , age 19

 

One thing Travis always intended to do was paint his dear friend and mentor Leon Katz and, on January 23, 2017 when Leon passed at age 97, Travis felt as though he missed an opportunity to do so and share with him, through his art, his love and appreciation for Leon’s intelligence, his wit, his passion to be an outsider in the best possible way, and above all, his enormous heart. Travis will always be sad Leon never lived to see the portrait he soon after created that graced the program cover for Dr. Katz's memorial at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles in June, 2017, but hopes the great man would be proud.