Raised in the California desert, Granillo found early artistic and creative inspiration through his back yard shared with the wild animals of the desert.

Granillo found it interesting — sharing the earth with animals that once controlled the surface of the land but have now been driven underground by commercial development. This conflict fascinates him, and frequently is depicted in his work. Granillo subjects of preference are folk art, the human figure, nature, myths and legends.

Granillo is currently working out of a boat in the San Francisco Bay . Using mix media on paper and canvas, dabbeling into the wider pallette of artistic mediums such as printmaking, sculpture, and murals.