Glenn Dean is a contemporary California painter. He was born in the state of California in 1976. Dean's love of art transformed into actually creating it in his late teen years. He is a self taught artist who looked at the likes of turn of the century painters Maynard Dixon and Edgar Payne early in his career. In his western landscapes, Dean is particularly interested in the "importance of seeing the color of light" as well as "carefully observing the simple and basic characteristics of a specific location". Personally, I love his paintings very much. I have a deep love for the romanticized West, and Dean's pieces visually transport me there.