Travis Simpkins

Travis Simpkins at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia
Travis Simpkins at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia


     Travis Simpkins is a freelance artist, with clients throughout the United States and Europe.


Ill. Travis Simpkins, 33° was raised a Master Mason in Morning Star Lodge in Worcester, Massachusetts in March of 2016. He joined the Scottish Rite soon thereafter, receiving the 4th to 18th Degrees in the Valley of Worcester and the 32nd Degree in Massachusetts Consistory. He was coroneted a 33rd Degree Freemason in August, 2021. He is a member of the York Rite bodies in Worcester, MA. He is also a member of Stella Chapter No. 3, Order of the Eastern Star, which he joined alongside his wife, Janet.
Bro. Travis Simpkins has been a professional artist for many years, long before becoming a Mason, and has been fortunate to find his talents in high demand within the Fraternity.
Since 2017, he has served as a portrait artist for the Supreme Council, 33°, NMJ in Lexington, Massachusetts. He has worked on many projects for the NMJ, creating more than 80 works of art for the Sovereign Grand Commander and Supreme Council.
He has also lent his talents to the Supreme Council, 33°, Southern Jurisdiction in Washington, DC. In that capacity, he has served as the artist for the Pillars of Charity portrait gallery at the House of the Temple and has also made artistic contributions to The Scottish Rite Journal, and numerous publications of the Scottish Rite Research Society.
Bro. Simpkins has had a wide reach in Blue Lodge Masonry as well, attracting International attention, with his Masonic works being requested in Grand Lodge jurisdictions throughout North America as well as Europe and Australia.
His Masonic themed artwork has attracted interest from esteemed museums, and his works are now included in the permanent collections of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum and the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.
Outside of Freemasonry, as a freelance artist and museum professional, Travis Simpkins works with clients throughout the United States and Europe. He is a staff member of the Worcester Art Museum and has worked on projects for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. He has also served as an advisor for art programs at the Massachusetts State House.
His artwork has been utilized by NASA in presentations relating to the Kepler Mission. His draftsmanship has drawn praise from the office of Martin Kemp, art historian and world-renowned authority on Leonardo da Vinci. He has created artwork for bestselling British author Graham Hancock, which has been utilized in promoting Hancock's books, website and lectures at venues such as the National Arts Club in New York City. He has created artwork for Occult author Dr. Stephen Skinner, renowned authority on Ceremonial Magick and the Western Esoteric Tradition. His artwork has been featured on the social media pages of Dan Brown, author of the "Da Vinci Code." Some of his artwork has been licensed by the History Channel for use in the series "History's Greatest Mysteries" hosted by Laurence Fishburne. He also made an artistic contribution to the most recently published edition of the Ancient Egyptian "Book of the Dead", one of the most well known texts of the ancient world.



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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Travis Simpkins
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Travis Simpkins

Travis Simpkins - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Travis Simpkins - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


Travis Simpkins - George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Alexandria, Virginia
Travis Simpkins - George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Alexandria, Virginia

Travis Simpkins - Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum. Independence, Missouri
Travis Simpkins - Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum. Independence, Missouri


Travis Simpkins - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Travis Simpkins - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Travis Simpkins. Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA. Senate and Governor's Balcony
Travis Simpkins. Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA. Senate and Governor's Balcony

Sovereign Grand Commander David A. Glattly, Scottish Rite NMJ, and Travis Simpkins
Past Sovereign Grand Commander David A. Glattly, Scottish Rite NMJ, and Travis Simpkins

M.W. Richard Stewart, Past Grand Master of Massachusetts, and Travis Simpkins
M.W. Richard Stewart, Past Grand Master of Massachusetts, and Travis Simpkins

Travis Simpkins and M.W. Paul F. Gleason, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
Travis Simpkins and M.W. Paul F. Gleason, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts

Travis Simpkins, 33° and Arturo de Hoyos, 33°. Scottish Rite. Supreme Council. House of the Temple . Washington, D.C.
Travis Simpkins, 33° and Arturo de Hoyos, 33°. Scottish Rite. Supreme Council. House of the Temple . Washington, D.C.

Janet Wolter, Travis Simpkins and Scott Wolter. America Unearthed. History Channel. Hooked X. Knights Templar
Janet Wolter, Travis Simpkins and Scott Wolter. America Unearthed. History Channel. Hooked X. Knights Templar

Travis Simpkins and R.W. Thomas Gamon, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
Travis Simpkins and R.W. Thomas Gamon, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania