Unorthodox Process

Travis Ballantyne is an abstract painter who emphasizes contrasting color relationships. In his work, he balances cool and warm and light and dark colors.

Dull Leaves, 2018. Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 30 inches

Dull Leaves, 2018. Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 30 inches

He usually applies paint directly onto the canvas from the tube and proceeds to manipulate the color with a variety of tools. Brushes, plants, cards and other non-traditional items serve his purpose. 

Shapes I, 2018. Acrylic on Canvas, 10 x 20 inches

Shapes I, 2018. Acrylic on Canvas, 10 x 20 inches

Vibrant, colorful abstractions such as Circles and Boats in Water result from this unorthodox process. Once finished, he often rotates paintings 90 or 180 degrees in order to offer the viewer a different experience of the piece. 

Crazy Shapes, 2018. Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 36 inches

Crazy Shapes, 2018. Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 36 inches

Ballantyne is a worldly artist. He grew up in a military family that relocated to a new country every two years. He spent time in the United States, Europe, and Asia, learning a great deal about cultures and customs around the world.

Tie Dye, 2018. Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Tie Dye, 2018. Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 48 inches

This multicultural background informs his aesthetic and artistic practice. After graduating from High School in South Korea, Ballantyne relocated to Texas to study art. While there, he also discovered his passion for teaching art to children and adults.

Shapes 8, 2018. Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 36 inches

Shapes 8, 2018. Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 36 inches

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.travisballantyne.com. You may also follow the artist on Instagram.


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