Travis W. Kinchy was born in Ohio. He is completely self-taught. Deciding Art school was not for him he left after just one year. His only study came from living briefly in Europe. While there he spent many hours in museums. Trying to learn from actually observing how the works of the masters were created. His work is the culmination of years of practice and laboring in solitude. He feels learning from the lives and works of those before him is the ideal way to achieve his full potential as an artist. His goal is to create Art that honors the traditions before us, not ignoring them. He strives to capture raw emotion through light and shadow, form and gesture. He aspires to finally connect to others through our shared humanity, our emotions, and universal experiences.