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Classically trained in oil painting, Lauren Travis is inspired by Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Vermeer and the French and Pennsylvania Impressionists. Her still life paintings are intimate and full of symbolism. Travis' still life paintings have been compared by critics to the French painters Chardin and Cezanne and noted Philadelphia still life painter Rembrandt Peale.

Travis' landscape paintings are done both Plein Air and in her studio. They are loose and painterly, infused with dramatic light and color.

Lauren Travis is a frequent lecturer on the arts. Lectures include "I Didn't Know That", Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA in 2006, "Art Appreciation" at Delaware Valley College in 2005 and "Art Appreciation" at the Solebury Community School in 2005 & 2003. She is also a contributing author of various art-related articles for local magazines and newspapers.

Travis has served as a juror for regional exhibits including the Peddler's Village Annual Art Exhibit (2011, 2012, 2013), Tinicum Arts Festival, the Doylestown Art League's annual juried exhibition and the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce's annual sculpture exhibition. In 2005, she co-curated the "Treasures from the LaSalle University Art Museum" exhibit.

Lauren teaches drawing and oil painting in her private art studio. (See Lessons for info.)

Education:
2012 "Portraiture in Oil" workshop with Hodges Soileau, OPA
April 2012, Bucks County, PA

2010 "Landscape Painting in Oil" workshop with Peter Fiore,
August 2010, Bucks County, PA

2010 "Composition and Brushwork" Plein Air painting workshop with Kenn Backhaus,
June 2010, New Hope, PA

2006 "Painting the Portrait in Oil" workshop with David A. Leffel.
August 2006, Santa Fe, NM.

2003-2005 study in oil painting with Frank Arcuri, Erwinna, PA

1992-1994 study in pastel and watercolor with Deborah Camero, Warminster, PA

1986-1987 study in oil with Floyd Torbert, New Hope, PA

Bachelor of Arts in Advertising, Penn State University

Affiliations:
Owner/Director of Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA since 1990.

Associate Member, Oil Painters of America

Board of Directors, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, 2011-present

Publications:
"Lauren Travis" by Cathie Viksjo, Spring 2009 Bucks County Town & Country Living Magazine

"Painting a Daily Pursuit" by Diana Cercone, 2011 Bucks County Herald

Published Articles:
"Symbolism in Still Life" by Lauren Travis, Nouveau Magazine, September 2009

"Understanding Abstract Art" by Lauren Travis, Nouveau Magazine, January 2009

"Evaluating Paintings for Purchase" by Lauren Travis, Nouveau Magazine, September 2008

Selected Exhibitions and Awards:
2007-2013 Travis Gallery Annual Small Paintings Exhibit

2012 Artists of Bucks 25th Annual Byers Bucks Fever Art Exhibition

2010 Bucks County Art in Living Color 24th Annual Byers Bucks Fever Art Exhibition

2005 Phillips' Mill 76th Annual Juried Exhibition
Winner, The Solebury School Award for Oil Painting in memory of the founders.

2005 65th Annual Members' Exhibition, The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2004 Philadelphia Sketch Club Annual Small Oil Paintings Exhibit

2004 Phillips' Mill 75th Annual Juried Exhibition
Winner, Award for Traditional Still Life


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