Dick Griffin is a rare breed, a visual artist and musician. With a musical career spanning over 40 years, renowned trombonist, Dick Griffin is one of today’s leading trombone players having performed with some of the biggest names in Jazz and Soul.
He has also given the world more than his unique musical genius receiving critical acclaim for his fine art paintings. Griffin’s work is in private and corporate collections worldwide. In 2015, he launched his international and U.S. music and fine art tour. He exhibited on March 28th at Edward Williams Gallery, Petrocelli College Farleigh Dickinson University and in April for a second year travelled to Sweden where fourteen of his paintings are on exhibition in a travelling exhibition. In March, Dick appeared in Jackson Mississippi to perform at the Yellow Scarf Jazz Club to do a recording of Al fielder.
ARTIST STATEMENT | Griffin’s original interest in the visual arts began in high school and continued as he performed around the world as a professional trombonist. The passion to paint became stronger when Griffin lived in Paris from 1985-1986. These tastes, sounds, smell, and sights of Paris inspired Griffin to translate his sensory stimulation onto canvas. As Griffin explains, “When you hear me play, what I put out there is what I’ve experienced: and when I paint, I put the same thing on canvas-in a different way.”