Lanny Grant resides near Silt, not far from where he grew up on his father’s ranch. Grant developed a love for the High Country of Colorado and the West during family camping and fishing trips that became sketching trips. Mostly self-taught, he began oil painting at the age of 10. Grant studied life drawing at Adams State College in Alamosa, making frequent trips to New Mexico and gaining an appreciation for the early master painters from Taos and Santa Fe. Grant studied portrait painting with Dallas artist Ramon Froman in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Grant has devoted many years to plein air painting, resulting in his accurate translations of the many moods of the High Country. Grant’s paintings are on display at many Alpine Bank locations throughout the state.