Trinidadian born Bevil Byam trained as a General Draughtsman at the San Fernando Technical Institute in Trinidad and Tobago and is a Communication Design graduate of the International Fine Arts College, Miami, Florida. He has also followed courses in Pattern Design and Dressmaking.
A Graphic Designer by profession, Byam has worked in Miami, Trinidad and Tobago and St. Maarten. He has owned and operated Terracotta Design Studio and co-owned Blue Orange Advertising Design, publishers of the now defunct, Caribelle Magazine, a publication reflecting the contemporary lifestyle of the northeast Caribbean woman.
Over the course of 21 years while living in St. Maarten, Dutch Caribbean, he was involved with the St. Maarten Independent Theatre, then under direction of Sir Ian Valz. He was awarded for his contribution to work in stage design and makeup artistry, and via this theatre foundation Byam was recognised for his work as costume designer and makeup artist for the award winning locally produced movie The Panman.
He has a long history in Carnival participation and designed children and adult groups in Trinidad and Tobago and St. Maarten, along with individual costumes and other creative work.
For three consecutive years on behalf of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation, he conceptualized, directed and staged the St. Maarten Carnival Senior and Teen pageants and acted as chaperone to several contestants at pageants throughout the Caribbean.
Byam is a self taught jewellery designer specializing in copper and silver wire, hand-woven jewellery.
He presently lives in Austria and is pursuing studies in Mysticism.
Byam has held four solo and one joint exhibitions in St. Maarten and Austria.