Royce Deans was born of parents that understood the important role that art plays in society and how crucial exposure to and participation in is to the development of a young person. He was raised in the western suburbs of Chicago with access to museums and concert halls of every variety. Graduating from the American Academy of Art in Chicago gave him the foundations to build a life in the arts.

“Moving to Traverse City some thirty years ago set my art on a wonderful trajectory. I count each artistic endeavor I have embarked on as a rich experience that has shaped the artist I am today. Living in such an incredibly beautiful place the landscape has, of course, become an overwhelming source of inspiration.

My love for teaching and art has allowed me to travel far and wide. I feel so fortunate that my artwork has made it possible to work in many of the countries of Western Europe and Israel presenting classes, workshops, and retreats.”

What People Say

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

J. K. Rowling

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

%d bloggers like this: