Dean Crouser was born and raised in Oregon and his love of fishing, camping and the outdoors can be found in the expressions of his art. His childhood summers were spent camping and fishing on the foothills of Mt. Hood, Columbia River Gorge and Central Oregon High Lakes.
When it comes to painting, he tries to keep his work loose and simple. "I am always striving to say the most with the least and like to keep my work loose and spontaneous."