Jana Broussard Travis
Jana Broussard Travis was born in Louisiana and has lived in various parts of the South. The majority of her adult life has been spent in Memphis, Tennessee. She began painting professionally in her twenties and has exhibited in the United States and abroad. As a result, her art can now be found in private and corporate collections throughout the world.
Over the years, Travis has discovered her art evolving in conjunction with her own life. The fact that she is true to this transformation of style allows her to produce art that is uniquely her own. Despite her southern roots, Travis proclaims her art to be greatly influenced by the several years she lived in Gaudalajara, Mexico. While extensively traveling the country, Travis noticed the culture and colors of Mexico naturally beginning to seep into her artwork. This influence continues to be a background for her multicultural and mixed media style.
Upon returning to the United States, Travis received a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Memphis and began teaching shortly thereafter. Today, Travis is an Associate Professor at Christian Brothers University and the Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department.