Kip Decker

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Cell: 864.415.9684

I have been painting for approximately 45 years – from my early years growing up on the Monterey Peninsula and in Carmel Valley in California and through my college years at UC Santa Barbara until now.  I obtained an MFA degree from UC Santa Barbara in 1969 after some active duty in the Coast Guard.  I then taught art and design at San Jose City College and Evergreen Valley College until my eventual move to South Carolina.  I have been featured in two books – Best of America Water Media Artists and Best of  America Acrylic Artists.  I have had my work  on several book covers and several magazine covers.

My medium of choice is acrylic paint on canvas – particularly for the staining, glazing and textural possibilities.  Many liberties are taken in choosing colors, values, textures, and sizes in creating my paintings.