Dean Sauls, Raleigh Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, I have always thought of myself as an abstract artist. The creative urge has always been with me. Painting has been my way of communicating something about the good and bad things in life. Contributors to both have been, family, politics, religion, the art world, and the art-making process. I hope you enjoy my abstract paintings and art prints.