Jay Decker is an award-winning impressionist painter based in Texas, USA. He began painting later in life after giving himself painting lessons for his birthday. His impressionistic paintings capture his subjects with depth and character.  Jays’ favorite subjects include landscapes, wildlife and portraits.

Jay won Best in Show in Fusion Art’s 7th Annual Waterscapes Art Exhibition in March 2022 for his oil on canvas painting, “O’Dell Creek”.  Of the painting, Jay says, “This is one of my favorite places - Ennis, Montana.  I love it when you catch the light just right at the end of a day of fly-fishing on a creek in the mountains.”

Jay Decker Artist Biography

Jay was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1993 and then went to work for Carlson Capital.  He has been in and out of finance since then.  He gave himself painting lessons for his 50th birthday and learned that he had a gift from God.  He is married (Hiliary) and has 3 kids (Merrick, Tarrin and Dawson).  He loves Jesus and the mountains; and, is an avid bow hunter.

Jay Decker Artist Statement

Truly a gift from God. I gave myself painting lessons for my 50th birthday and the rest is history. I work every day to become a better artist. I don’t know what that is yet exactly, but I will keep learning as much as I can. I paint with the intention of getting the values as close as possible to reality and then add as many necessary, different colors to those values as I can see.

Visit Jay at the below links to learn more about him, his art and to buy or commission an artwork from him.

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