Peter Stitcher Testimonial

"We've had the pleasure of commissioning several pieces from Travis and working alongside him at several events.  A master of every medium, we've purchased pieces in clay, on canvas, and even a custom painted skateboard deck! Travis's style is completely unique in the fly fishing world, and always evolving.  I look forward to working with him again in the future!


Peter Stitcher - Ascent Fly Fishing Biologist & Chief Fly Geek"


Judson K. Main Testimonial

I've known Travis Krause for about five years.  He is a senior student at our martial arts school, and quite an adept one of that; indeed, he's a real inspiration.


He's been a high school art teacher for many years, having won awards along the way, and is now a teacher of teachers.  In my experience, whenever I've had to teach, it forces me to learn the subject that much better. Travis' skill as an teacher is self-evident, and his skills as an artist is reflected in his amazing works.


Most recently, I had the pleasure of buying "Glass Brown Trout" as a gift for my brother-in-law, a DC lawyer who loves to fly fish, but rarely gets the chance.  He is also a generous individual, supporting some of his younger brothers and sisters, and gives much to charity, and indeed he helped me out of a bind. This painting on glass was my way of saying thanks, and it  lit up his eyes like nothing I've seen before.


Travis' glass paintings are a wonder.  From afar, they come to life, giving a sense of the trout, and its life in the rivers of the West.  I have also given as gifts two vases, painted in a method I don't understand: they shimmer with different colors depending on the angle and the light.  For myself, I have only a coffee cup. Yet, Travis' love for art is reflected even in this modest piece.


Friends and I have come to ask each other, upon viewing his artwork, "Is it a Krause?"  High praise indeed.


Sincerely,


Judson K. Main