Capitol Conference Center, at 815 Lee Street, will feature Charleston artist J. Travis Morton at April ArtWalk. Morton specializes in acrylic paintings on wrapped canvas.
He is stylistically influenced by early 20th century Art Deco designs, Meso-American and Celtic motifs, and modern hard edge painters such as Frank Stella and Paul Klee. Self-educated, Travis hand draws each design with no straight-edge, no compass; all freehand. All edges are painted by hand with no masking whatsoever. Steady precision of line and shape are hallmarks of Travis' work. His use of color is also highly experimental, with combinations that vibrate, and metallics that shine.