Arthur Deaville was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1993. Growing up, drawing and painting was always around him, and his mother, Kathryn Deaville, a locally-renowned painter, always kept the house filled with her latest works. He avidly participated in art camps and programs as it had become very apparent that drawing was an area of huge interest. His years at West Chester Henderson High School solidified that interest and gave him the opportunity to really begin to showcase his vision, winning recognitions such as the William Palmer Lear Art Scholarship in 2011 upon graduation and showcasing work at the Chester County Art Association’s High School Senior Show.

        Arthur graduated as a printmaking major from Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia where he had his BFA Thesis show, Yearning for Resonance, in March of 2015. He greatly enjoyed expanding his horizons through the experimental processes of print and finding new and innovative ways to express ideas in different approaches to 2D form. He also continued to work on self-directed projects outside of school that focus more on painting and drawing, utilizing watercolor as a primary medium. His latest exhibitions have been at the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester in their annual spring Column Classics Show, showcasing every year from 2013 to 2016, along with showing work in a group show titled Nature Seen at the Metropolitan Gallery 250 in Philadelphia in April of 2015 alongside his printmaking peers

       Currently, he is working on a watercolor painting series combining free form poetry and photography titled Prince of the Deep Dark Wood. The project was inspired by an artist residency he had the pleasure of attending in southwestern Sweden through RUD AIR (Artist In Residence) hosted by Swedish artist Lina Berglund. He greatly enjoyed the beauty of the Swedish countryside; staying in a small house with two other international artists and drawing energy from the forests and solitude experienced there. The project aims to be completed by early summer 2018.