Tony Griffin was born in Glasgow in 1963 and worked as an electrician for many years in Scotland and Canada, before deciding to take up his first love of painting.
After studying for two years at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto (1994 - 1996), with the renowned Canadian painter Graham Coughtry, he moved back to Glasgow. He then studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1997 - 2001 under the tutelage of Robin Hume, Sandy Moffat and Callum Innes. Tony graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting.
He has exhibited in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London with his minimalist text paintings. More recently, he has returned to a more painterly, impressionistic style, which lends itself perfectly to his chosen subject of landscape/townscape paintings.