Jennings’s paintings are influenced in great part by having grown up in West Texas. While attending Texas Tech and majoring in architecture, he became acquainted with watercolor media, which he used in his project design presentations. After graduating from Tech, Grady moved to Dallas, where he was a partner in an architectural firm for many years.
After retiring to the Texas Hill Country, it was quite natural that he picked up the paint brush and joined a friend in an advanced watercolor class in San Antonio.
His subject matter tends to be those things that have a connection to his regional experiences. He loved the old farm houses, barns, rusted out vehicles, small towns, water towers, and West Texas landscapes. Being an architect, his painting style tends toward realism, but he occasionally finds himself working on images depicting adaptive impressions of subject
of his growing-up experience. His work has also been influenced by travels to foreign places, as well as the local and regional areas of Texas.
Jennings now feels he is “living the good life"….that is, happily retired, enjoying his family, playing golf, and living in the Hill Country and painting in his studio at home–nowhere but Texas.