Travis McKenzie grew up in country Victoria, where boys either surfed or played football. He did neither, and as this was a time before the Internet, he found his escape in books. After completing a Creative Arts degree, where he majored in sculpture and creative writing, Travis travelled for a year. On returning to Australia, Travis started a family, got a job at Fitzroy and began writing a novel. He was thrilled to have his novel published last year and is onto his second novel. Now in his 9th year of teaching, Travis is finally comfortable in defining what 'Art' is.