Native Colorado artist Lanny Grant developed an early love and respect for the mountains surrounding his father’s ranch near the small Western Slope town of Silt. Lanny spent his early life exploring the wonders of the high country; fishing trips that became sketching trips are fond memories of early artistic efforts. Lanny has developed as a fine artist through dedicated practice and work. While studying art history, painting, design, life drawing and sculpture at Adams State College in 1971-1972, Lanny made weekend sketching trips to New Mexico, gaining an appreciation for the early master artists of the Taos area.
Lanny is a signature member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and has participated in group shows and events since 2002. In 2002, Grant was commissioned to create a painting of Mount of the Holy Cross to commemorate the 1993 visit to Colorado by Pope John Paul II. The painting is now part of the permanent art collection at the Vatican in Rome. In 2004, the State of Colorado acquired Grant’s original oil painting of Vail Valley which now hangs in the Governor’s reception area at the State Capitol in Denver.