Grant Redden lives and paints in southwestern Wyoming in the rural community of Hilliard with his wife and family. With no formal art training, he has studied under the tutelage of several master artists in today’s art world: Mark Daily, Jim Norton, Walt Gonske, Gerald Fritzler, and Gerald Merfeld. He has also immersed himself in the study of deceased artists and draws much inspiration from the works of Sargent, Sorolla, Fechin, and many of the American Impressionists such as Twachtman, Metcalf, and Weir.
Grant’s subject matter varies from landscapes to western themes to still life. Growing up working sheep and cattle on his father’s ranch, Grant is familiar with the horse and rural life of the west.
Working in oil, watercolor, and occasionally in pastel, he has developed a sensitivity and style all his own but the influence of his mentors is felt in the broad range of textures in his paintings and colors on his pallet. In addition to depicting traditional western life and landscapes, Grant has traveled abroad to Italy, Mexico, Ireland, and Brittany.
Grant has participated in gallery group shows and annual shows by Settlerswest Gallery, the Charles Russell Museum, the Salon d Arts “le jeune” Show in 2005 and 2006, and the Coors Western Art Show in 2005 and 2006, in Denver, Colorado. He participated as a guest artist in 2000 with the Northwest Rendezvous Artist Group of Helena, Montana, and has been invited to show, as a guest artist, again in 2007. Grant has been a regular participant in the annual Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, Wyoming. He was awarded an Artists Choice Award in that show in 2006. Grant was included in the first Rising Stars show in Wickenburg, Arizona in 2000.
In 2013 Grant was made a member of the Cowboy Artists of America (CA) organization and show, and now shows in that show yearly at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City--a coveted accomplishment for western artists.