Graydon has painted all his adult life and loves to paint plein-air to capture the subtleties and spirit of a place yet equally enjoys the challenges of studio work. His interest in painting a wide varitey of subjects is served by traveling extensively in the U.S., South America, and Europe. Private, corporate, public and museum art collections include his paintings and several magazines and books have published his works. Showing in many art shows, he has recieved numberous awards. Graydon's path has been interesting and colorful. A native to Salt Lake City, Utah, he was born in 1942. Following his life-long interest in art he studied at Utah State University, University of Utah, and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1967 with a Bachlor of Fine Art degree in painting and sculpture. For two years he studied in the Master of Fine Art program at BYU, concurrently teaching art classes as a graduate assistant. Attending the European Art Academy in 1966 afforded him a great opportunity ro study the many museums, galleries, and studios throughout Europe. With a partner Graydon founded Tivoli Art Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah and from 1968-1983 served as president and director of the gallery, which was a very successful and respected establishment. During this time he often served as a juror for art exhibits and was active in the art scene in Utah, California, and elsewhere. Though finding time to paint was sometimes a challenge, Graydon feels the many facets of the gallery experience were very beneficial to his career as an artist. Passionate about his work, Graydon's goal is to paint competent, honest, interesting paintings ranging from subtle rendering to the colorful impasto.