Travis Poelle is our featured artist for today! Travis paints stunning photorealistic watercolours and acrylics. He has exhibited his paintings in several galleries in New York and California. His paintings can be viewed on his website at www.travispoelle.com.
Travis has an amazing control of the watercolour medium. I’m especially impressed by his human figures. The people in these images don’t look stiff or posed, but as natural as if they had been captured in candid photographs of everyday life.
Most of Travis’ paintings display a real affection for the city. His scenes of New York paint the city in a clean, fresh, bright light. Travis’ rendering of neon light is quite fantastic, the sharp yet fuzzy glow of the signs perfectly captured in pigment. He also gives particularly good treatment to reflections in water – the surface of puddles on streets adds a great element of realism to the images.