An Empathetic Futurist

Home of Travis Russell.

Palmset, 2000 oil on canvas

About Travis

Travis entered the art world over 20 years ago as a stage lighting designer. Over the past 19 years Travis has designed over 100 productions in locations such as San Diego, Los Angeles, New York and Puerto Rico.

He has directed over 10 fully-staged musical productions including, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Footloose, Oklahoma!, Godspell, Aladdin, Beauty & the Beast, and most recently Les Miserables. In 2003 he won a San Diego Billie Award for ‘Outstanding Direction’. Travis decided to pursue his dream of painting in October of 1998.

Since then, he has painted over 60 paintings and sold over 20 of them at self-promoted art shows. Work experience includes CYT Inc. (Director of Technology), Invisible Children (Technical Director), Old Globe Theatre (Lighting Designer), and Apple (Mac Specialist).


What I do with my spare time.

Sivart Entertainment

The event dj's you've dreamed of.


Everything's Fine

An almost-informed podcast.



The Future of Food.


The Kept Faith

A San Diego Sports Blog.



Over 20 years of emotions expressed with oil on canvas.


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Contact Travis

Feel free to email with any questions, or to just say hello!