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Dean Crouser’s Art

I have noted the work of Dean Crouser before. Oregon based, he has exceptional painting skills and is a fine gentleman. Check out his new website at . Dean does wonderful work with a very reasonable price. Visit his site and admire the watercolors, ceramic tiles and wildlife creations. Gift Certificates are also available. His work completes one of my living room walls.

Dean Crouser


Fly Fishing + Art (the obligatory post…but with a different ‘spin’)

Boys-at-the-Bridge by Dean Crouser

Boys-at-the-Bridge by Dean Crouser

Stereotypical thinking….we all fall into this. Recently, I was walking through the Portland Sportsman’s Show. I had already encountered the vivacious April Vokey, so my son and I were a bit off kilter at that point. There before us was a recognizable man painting away at one of those familiar booths filled with beautiful art we usually cannot afford. The man was Dean Crouser. Known to my son Tony and I from Track and Field..the optimum word being ‘Field’. In Tony’s younger years (he’s only 19 now) he had a strong desire to throw discus and javelin. We attended the Mt. Hood Relays each year in Gresham, Oregon…an always impressive display of US Track talent. In these meets, there would be Dean Crouser propelling out the shot with the many of the best in the world. Motivation is the point of attending these events and the Crouser family was and is renowned in Oregon Track for the throw events. So, here was a giant of a man seated with a delicate brush in his hand creating beautiful pieces of outdoor art..especially fly fishing art. Dean’s work is impressive and worthy of anyone’s any lodge, shop, office or home. Also, he is one hell of a nice man sans any ego or facade. Check out his work…if you can swing it or know someone who can…find a piece that resonates and buy it. His prices are extremely reasonable.


Decisions by Dean Crouser

Decisions by Dean CrouserDean Crouser


Dean Crouser

Dean Crouser

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