About Michelle GrantGraduate Alberta College of Art & Design (1987), Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Signature Member, American Academy Of Equine Art, Georgetown, KY.
Native Calgarian, Michelle Grant has been the recipient of numerous international awards for her work. A diverse artist, Michelle has been working with the Royal Canadian Mint since 2002 designing numerous gold, silver and circulation coins. In addition, she has participated in creating the Mural Mosiac for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.Michelle exhibited in the Calgary Stampede's Western Art Show & Auction for many years and garnered the distinguished 2012 Artistic Achievement Award. She was commissioned to create the Calgary Stampede's 100th year commemorative gold and silver coins for the Royal Canadian Mint. She has participated in many fundraiser "Quick Draws" for the Calgary Stampede, Rodeo Royal and the CM Russell Art Show in Montana.
Michelle was commissioned by the Calgary Stampede's President, Bill Gray, to create his vision for the prestigious Calgary Stampede 2016 poster. Titled "Born To Buck", the painting features three mares and three foals, selectively bred for their athleticism and aptitude to buck. The Calgary Stampede is world renown for their Born To Buck program.Art instruction is one of her strengths, with her teaching adult art lessons and conducting workshops since the mid-1990's. She presently teaches at Swinton's Art Instruction & Supply. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and books, most recently having her painting "Sky High" chosen for the July 2013 Western Horseman's rodeo issue.
Michelle and her work were featured on the television program "Hidden Gems" that aired in 2009, and she has been a featured guest on the award winning "Cowboy Country Television".Working from her studio in Calgary, the consistent quality of her work has resulted in its' collection by both private and corporate clients world wide.