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, Redden chooses to paint scenes that naturally reflect the history and current life of the hard-working people of the West. Redden also feels a strong attachment to the land that nourished and provided for his family, giving them a place to grow and thrive. He strives to convey this emotional connection in his figurative and landscape paintings.
As important as subject matter is to him, Redden is even more focused on the quality and craftsmanship of his painting. Intensive study of the masters — their composition, design, handling of their media, and the impact of their works — has been a major occupation of his life as an artist. The support of his family, especially his wife Annette and their eight children, has been an important factor in the progress and success Redden has experienced.
In the fall of 2012, Redden was voted a member of the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA), an artist group that celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2015. Since joining the CAA, Redden has been awarded the Stetson Award, voted by his fellow members in 2016, as well as the Gold Medal for oil painting in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017. He also received the Ann Marion Best of Show award in 2017 and the Silver Medal for Water Solubles in 2013.
Redden is represented by The Grapevine Gallery (Oklahoma City), Mockingbird Gallery (Bend, OR), Plainsmen Gallery (Dunedin, FL), Simpson Gallagher Gallery (Cody, WY), Wilcox Gallery (Jackson, WY), Wild Horse Gallery (Steamboat Springs, CO), and Wood River Fine Arts (Ketchum, ID).