AJ Heckman is a contemporary artist and musician based in Columbus, Ohio. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts in Studio Painting at Ohio University in 2006. Following graduation he moved to Portland, Oregon, performing as a singer and guitarist in a band while also exhibiting artwork during his six years there. AJ returned home to Columbus following surgery for cancer, and began to focus solely on visual art, particularly painting. Exploring a variety of styles and mediums, a love for music, and interests in ancient art, modern and post-modern art.