Travis Smith, long one of The Seen Gallery's most popular artists, who describes himself as a 'self-taught' artist says of himself: "I grew up in the 80s and 90s and hit my head a lot. Never receiving any formal art training, I've drawn and painted for as long as I can remember. To this day, I doodle constantly; usually when I should be doing other, more productive things. My influences include a wide range of art forms: tattoos, graffiti, pop art, movies, photography, comic books, music, and architecture. Other artists I admire that undoubtedly influence my work include Michi, Jeff Soto, and Erik Otto. When not painting, I dork out at my day job as a software developer".