I unexpectedly got to meet one of my favorite painters while visiting family in Oregon last week- Dean Crouser! I discovered him last year online and just love his loose colorful style; his work really inspires me. I was with my sister-in-law who took me to the Mt. Hood Arts Festival and thought I'd flip through the list of exhibitors before starting out. (I'm not usually that organized!) Saw his name and about flipped and headed straight for his booth.
He is as nice as he is talented and we had a great visit and chat in between his many customers. You can check out his website at www.crouserart.com