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Distinguished Wildlife Artist. Bob Travers, of Fletcher, North Carolina, has international recognition and an overflowing list of awards and credits too lengthily to mention here. Suffice to say that this man has achieved a lofty position in the world of wildlife art, accomplished through a combination of his love of animals, education, and foremost his amazing talent. Known to many as one of the masters of detail, Bob has the unique ability to breath life into the paintings he creates.
Born in 1952, it is clear in retrospect that from a young age Bob had both the talent and love of animals to lead him to this point. He began at about age two to render recognizable figures of dogs, cats, birds and other animals that shared his home. His father, a nature lover and artist in his own right, taught the young artist much and exposed him to the vast world of nature. By the age of ten, his renderings achieved uncanny accuracy which led to competitions and favor in the eyes of the judges. He later was in the honors art program in high school where he studied sculpture as well as drawing and painting. Discouraged by his teachers from trying to pursue a career painting animals, more energy was put into likeness’ of well known celebrities. This later led to a successful career in commercial art.
A Master of detail, Travers endeavors to create the illusion of absolute realism. Creating a very detailed pencil sketch enables him to work out potential design problems before laying in the paint. Working one on one with the animals he paints, he can often be found in enclosures with such predators as wolves and cougar. This along with his photographing, video taping and life studies gives the artist a sense of perspective and understanding of the various movements and moods of his subjects. Travers painting is a building process, working layer over layer of paint to create a sense of depth and realism he is most noted for.

Profile Summary:
Nature/Wildlife Artist Fletcher, NC
Art Instructor Fletcher, NC
More About Me
Outdoor activities, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, nature photography.
Work Experience:
I have worked as both an award winning Illutrator and fine artist for 30 years. Clients include: Applejack Limited Editions, Berkley Books, Bernard Fine Art, CBS, The Danbury Mint, Dell Publishing, Environmental Graphics, Fawcet Books, FJ Warren, FX Schmidt, Granite Mountain, Hallmark Greetings, Harlequin Books, Impulse Wear, Leanin' Tree Cards, National Wildlife Federation, Nature World Art, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Pure Country Weavers, Sagebrush Fine Art, Second Nature Software, Showtime Cable TV, Stein & Day Publishing, Taylor Presision Instruments, The Mountain Corp, Tree Free Greetings, US Can Company and Weyerhaeuser.
Education:
I am a graduate of Pratt Institute with a BFA in Art Education, Painting and Drawing.
Organizations / Affilations:
Society of Animal Artists, the Alliance of North Carolina Artists, the National Wildlife Federation.
Bob Travers is located in Fletcher, NC and has the following skills: Nature/Wildlife Artist, Art Instructor
Art / Creative, Education
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Nature/Wildlife Artist

Category: Art / Creative
Description
Original Oil Paintings of Nature, Blue Ridge Mountain Landscapes and North American Wildlife.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Pratt Institute, BFA
Years Experience: 30

Art Instructor

Category: Education
Description
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Relevant Education / Credentials
Pratt Institute, BFA
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