Grant Redden – NWR Artist
Grant Redden was born and raised in southwest Wyoming. Growing up on a sheep and cattle operation, he learned to love the land and lifestyle of the rural West. With pioneer ancestors who settled Wyoming and Utah, the subjects Grant chooses to paint naturally reflect the history and current life of the hard-working people of the West. Furthermore, Grant feels a strong attachment to the land that nourished and provided for his family a place to grow and thrive. He strives to convey this emotional connection in his figurative and landscape paintings.
As important as the subject matter is to his work, Grant is even more focused on the quality and craftsmanship of his paintings. Intensive study of the masters with regard to composition, design, handling of the media, and impact of the works has been a major occupation of his life as an artist. The support of his family, especially his wife Annette and their children, has been an important factor in the progress and success that Grant has experienced.
Grant was voted a member of the Rendezvous group in 2010. He has won several awards of merit in this group. Voted a member of the Cowboy Artists of America in 2012, Grant has received the Gold Medal for oil painting in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017 at the annual CAA show, as well as the Ann Marion Best of Show award in 2017, the Stetson Award voted by the artists in 2016, and a Silver Medal for Watercolor in 2013.
Gallery representation includes: Simpson Gallagher Gallery, Wilcox Gallery, Mockingbird Gallery, Wild Horse Gallery, Plainsman Gallery, Grapevine Gallery.
“Out for a short hike one winter afternoon, I came across this scene of subtle grays and beautiful values in the aspen grove near my home. This painting is my effort to share the simple beauty of quiet places.
Grant Redden about "Winter"