Dean Crouser's Profile
I am a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, born and raised in the Portland area. I grew up camping, fishing and hiking on the foothills of Mt Hood, Columbia River Gorge and Central Oregon high lakes and these areas still provide major inspiration to my work today.
My introduction to watercolor painting came at age 10 when I received 'real' watercolor paints that came in tubes, not hard cakes, for Christmas. My early creations were far from good, but I truly enjoyed practicing, reading books, and then practicing some more. Not sure exactly when it happened, but I woke up one day and I could paint. I am entirely self-taught and have developed a style all my own which I'd like to consider fast and loose with lots of color.
Way back when, I attended the University of Oregon where I competed on the track and field team from 1978 - 1983. I…
- Joined August 24, 2010