The quaint village of Rhinebeck in the scenic Hudson Vallery, NY is my home with my Bragg Hollow Studio a few steps off the main street. In the summer I am often found outside, en plein air, painting those familiar subjects that we all know but have ceased to notice because we see them every day. With my painter’s eye I am constantly looking for shapes, angles, light effects, and interesting lines that take the landscape beyond the ordinary.

When painting is not possible I open my sketch book and draw: figures, landscape, whatever catches my eye. These sketches are taken into the studio, combined and developed into large oil paintings of the activity I have just witnessed. While reflecting man’s use of space, often a series of my paintings develop into a community of tangential spaces with a strong sense of the history of human endeavor. I am drawn to the American vernacular architecture and landscape that have been arranged by man’s activity. Although people are seldom included in my plein air paintings, they are often the focus of the paintings created in the studio. I paint quickly with broad strokes with only passing attention to detail.

My subjects are transformed by light and the paintings are expressive, full of high key color, and emotional. I react quickly using large brushes or palette knives. Soft edges outnumber hard; paint is rarely layered and there are few special effects. The result is vivid and striking paintings that appear to be effortlessly created.







Selected Solo, Shared and Juried Exhibitions

2019 12th Bragg Hollow Studio, Rhinebeck, Art Studio Views, Rhinebeck, NY

2019 83d National Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

2018 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, Exhibition, Orange Hall Gallery, SUNY Orange, Middletown, 30 participants

2018  83rd Cooperstown Art Association National Exhibition, NY

2017 “Observations & Variations”, Blue Hill Art & Cultural Center, Pearl River, NJ

2017 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, Exhibition, Orange Hall Gallery, SUNY Orange, Middletown, 30 participants

2017 Plein Air Plus” 2017 PaintOut, “Island Life” Exhibition, Long Beach Island  Foundation, Loveladies, NJ

2016 “Art at the Arboretum”, Laurelwood Arboretum, Wayne, NJ,                                                     10 person show

2016 “Prints”, Commons Gallery, Margaretville, NY                                                                                4 person show

2016 “Scream”, Commons Gallery, Margaretville, NY                                                                             4 person show

2016 “Catskill Mountain Life; a celebration of community”, Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, Catskill Foundation, Hunter, NY                                                                                                                                                solo

2015 “Published Art”, Commons Gallery, Margaretville, NY                                                                  4 person show

2014 “Abstracts, Figures, Sculpture”, Commons Gallery, Margaretville, NY                                         4 person show

2014 “Catskill Mountain Life”, Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY                                                      solo

2014 “Watercolors and Collage from New Orleans”, Ariodante Gallery, New Orleans                         2 person show

2013 Watercolors, Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, NY                                                                                       4 person show

2012 “Catskill Mountain Life”, Windsor Whip Works Gallery, Windso                                                    3 person show show

2011 “Kitchen Paintings”, Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY                                                                solo

2011 “Spring Trio; paintings and prints”, Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY                                         3 person show

2010 “Kitchen Paintings”, The Futon Company, Worchester, MA                                                                         solo

2010 “Eyes of the World”, Ico Gallery, New York, NY                                                                                4 person show

2010” Velvet Waltz”, Ico Gallery, New York, NY                                                                                         4 person show

2010” Music in the Mountains”, Walt Meade Gallery, Roxbury, NY                                                          solo

2010 “From Start to Finish”, Wilber Mansion, Oneontia, NY                                                                     solo

2009 33rd Annual International Exhibition, North East Watercolor Society, Kent, CT

2009 “Aqueous Open”, 63rd Annual International Exhibition, Pittsburg Watercolor Society, Pittsburg, PA

2008 2008 Merit Scholarship Exhibition The Art Students League of New York

2008 The Athlete and the Artist, National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis, IN

2008 Featured Artist, Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY                                                                         solo

2008 Shapes of Water, Catskill Watershed Corporation, Margaretville, NY                                                solo

2007 Alix Hallman Travis, Watercolors, Bank Gallery, Roxbury, NY                                                           solo

2007 “Luminosity”, Alix Hallman Travis Watercolors, River Winds Gallery, Beacon,NY                                                                                                                                                     solo

2007 First National Juried Show, Prince Street Gallery, NY, NY

2006 Woodstock School of Art Regional Exhibition, Woodstock, NY

2006 27th International Juried Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society,  Scranton, PA

2006 Views From the Street, Finestra Gallery, Willoughby, OH                                                                   solo

2005 The Landscape Show, Walt Meade Gallery, Roxbury,NY                                                     3 person show

2005 26th International Juried Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

2005 3rd Annual National Juried Barns & Farms Exhibition, Barnsite Art Studio and  Gallery, Kewaunee, WI

2004 25th International Juried Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA

2004 68th National Midyear Show of The Butler Institute of American Art,    Youngstown, OH

2003 Valley Art Center’s 31st Annual Juried Exhibition & Competition, Chagrin Falls, OH

2003 Brush 2003, Ohio Bicentennial Watercolor Exhibition, Columbus, OH

2003 Barns & Farms, A National Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Barnsite Art Studio  and Gallery, Kewaunee, WI



Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, 2010

The Art Students League of New York, 2006-2008, 2014

Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1999-2001

Cleveland Institute of Art, Continuing Education Courses, Cleveland, OH,




“Another October Day in the Catskills”, watercolor chosen for the cover of Arts & Culture in the Central Catskills, Catskill Mountain Scenic Byway Audio Guide, 2017.

Nature Inspired, Summer 2016, Poughkeepsie, NY, Falling Leaves Press, 2016. Artist illustrator

Curator’s Award, En Plein Air 2014, Trailhead Museum, Abita Springs, LA, 2014

“New Orleans House”, Honorable Mention, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Members Exhibition, 2013

Honorable Mention, North East Watercolor Society, Kent, CT, 2013

Curator’s Award, En Plein Air 2012, Trailhead Museum, Abita Springs, LA, 2012

Honorable Mention, North East Watercolor Society, Kent, CT 2011

Best of Show, North East Watercolor Society, Kent CT, 2010

Fantasy Fountain Fund Merit Award, The Art Studio League of New York, NY, 2007

Award of Excellence, 3rd Annual National Juried Barns & Farms Exhibition, Barnsite Art Studio and Gallery, Kewaunee, WI

Portfolio Award, Cleveland Institute of Art, 1999t


Gallery Representation

Art Gallery 71

Artful Home




East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters, founder

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Signature Member


Institutional Collectors

Assumption College, Worcester, NY

Holy Innocents Church, Halcottsville, NY

Town of Middletown, Margaretville, NY

Ulster & Delaware Historical RR Association, Arkville, NY


Community Service

2019 one of 5 Founders of the Art Gallery 71, Rhinebeck, NY

2014-2017 Founder and director of the Commons Gallery, Margaretville, NY

2012-2014, founder and coordinator for Andes Margaretville Roxbury Open Studios [tour]

2012 A celebration of Outdoor Scenes Along Rte 30, Delaware County, NY. An East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters to benefit the Catskill Valley Scenie Highway Initiative, Harvard Hall, NY

2009, 2010 East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters/Middletown Historical Society Auction of EBDRPAP paintings of local historical sites to benefit the MHS effort to raise historical markers, coordinator



Travis teaches her brand of liquid, active, alla prima watercolor in small, weekly sessions, from her studio.

Workshops conducted for:

Wallkill River Art School, Montgomery, NY, 2009, 2010

Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY 2008

Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY, 2008

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