I grew up in Annapolis, MD, raised and encouraged by my creative family. I fell in love with Charleston, SC when I attended the College of Charleston from 2003- 2007, & I decided to make it my forever home in 2012. I did not attend art school or major in the visual arts, and as a result I am a largely self taught visual artist. I primarily work with oil paints and am constantly inspired by light and color; bold, vibrant and organic is how I would describe my artistic style. I aim to translate everyday instants into surprising moments of beauty. 

I work out of my studio in Redux Contemporary Art Center, and also offer creative educational courses for students of all ages. You can purchase my work through Straight to Art or contact me directly. I also accept commissions and am happy to answer any questions!

Follow me on Instagram @byjdeckman

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