Grant Cooley is a Nashville based Illustrator and Fine artist. Living in East Nashville, Grant travels the Southeast convention circuit doing custom artwork, panels, demonstrations and selling prints and original works of art. Grant graduated from MTSU in 2003 with a degree in Graphic Design and a double minor in Art and Illustration. Since then he has worked as a freelance designer and as the proprietary owner of a comic and games store located in Murfreesboro, TN. After the birth of his twin daughters in 2008, Grant decided to begin pursuing his art career while raising his girls. In 2009 he began a series of promotional works (now residing in several private collections) in order to generate a sense of style and focused direction.
With feedback from some of the top artists in his field such as Dan Dos Santos, Eric Fortune, Michael Whelan and Donato Giancola, Grant launched himself into this endeavor and has been avidly painting since. His works range from the esoteric to the downright silly; technically drafted illustration to ethereal space-scapes. His work has won several awards along the convention circuit and will soon be gracing the pages of a few books and gaming supplements.