Travis Haas McCann (b.1987) is a Dallas based artist who embodies the new wave of contemporary artists taking center stage in the art world by combining mixed media, abstract paintings, photography and street art. Utilizing photography editing with acrylics, aerosol, coffee, and other objects he feels are suitable to each piece, he delivers a concept of classic vintage inspirations and real life experiences. With a studio in the Dallas Design District and murals throughout Dallas’s historic Deep Ellum District, Travis has created a unique following that allows him to create one of a kind works of art along with massive mural projects throughout the city. Travis’ art origins stem from beginning photography at age 12, and then revisiting the craft while his family was living on the island of Curacao in the Caribbean. He began printing his photographs and was inspired to add to them, which is when he began to cross over in to paint and combining the two.
His love of the island and its people is reflected in many of his works. He enjoys paying homage to some of the art greats, such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, while still adding his personal abstract and street art touch. Once fully immersed in art, he aspired to go bigger and bigger, which is where his love for murals came to fruition. Travis currently has murals throughout the State of Texas, and is currently taking on his biggest project to date; coordinating a 700-foot mural project in the Dallas Design District with nationally known artists Annie Preece and James Goldcrown already occupying the project. Travis’s message in life and art is: “Be who you want to be. Life is short and you have the ability to create the life you want. Take chances and enjoy the present moment, because that is all you ever have. You do this, you will not only change your life for the better, but you will also change the lives around you.
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