Glenn Lyles was born and raised on a family farm in Hale County, Texas. While growing up with his brothr and sisters, on his parents' farm, he developed a love for farming and ranching and the people and wildlife that inhabit the Texas Panhandle and high plains.
Glenn attended West Texas State University, where he earned a B.S. in Animal Science. One of his activities at WT was to be an active member of the Livestock Judging Team. Upon graduation, he returned to Hale Center and farmed with his father and brother for two decades.
Always interested in drawing and painting, Glenn began to cultivate this interest. He studied under local artists Ruth Barnett and Jack Sorenson. As his talent grew, he decided to pursue painting full time.
Fifteen years later Glenn has become an accomplished painter with works in galleries throughout Texas and New Mexico. He served as curator for the "Dirk West Retrospective Exhibit" in 2005, at the Lubbock Arts Festival. Annually he is a guest lecturer at Texas A&M University, teaches workshops in Texas and Kansas, and has recently been asked to submit paintings for the cover of Cattleman's Magazine.
Glenn, along with other local artists, painted the murals that adorn downtown Hale Center, Texas. He has exhibited artwork in the office of Texas Speaker of the House, Pete Laney, and he has had a painting featured in the television show, "Tuckerville".
You may have seen his paintings on the campus of West Texas A&M, at the annual Texas Cattle Feeders Convention, the O.S. Ranch Reunion Roping and Art Show, the National Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock, the Western Heritage Classic in Abilene, and, for the second year, at the West Texas A&M University Ag Development Associaton's Annual Reunion.