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Darrell Grindstaff



Honolulu, HI 96822-3786
United States
T: 808 537-6510




Darrell Grindstaff


Aloha, my name is Darrell Grindstaff and I am an artist/musician based in Honolulu, Hawaii. My Web site features original fine art paintings of Hawaiian scenes, fine art prints, illustrations, photography, my first poster, some 3D illustrations, one short 3D animation and my screen-printed Mighty Mo, Bad To The Bone T-shirts and tank tops, which commemorate the USS Missouri battleship. (The USS Missouri is now a floating museum permanently located at Pearl Harbor, just a ship's length from the USS Arizona Memorial.)

Visitors to my site can also listen to pre-release audio samples from my upcoming smooth jazz CD, Hearts of Blue. To visit my site, go here:


Profile and Credentials        

I've enjoyed seventeen years in the print/publishing business and have been blessed to have had more than 100 magazine illustrations and several magazine cover illustrations published. I have posted many samples of these illustrations at:


I also love to paint the spectacular beauty that abounds in the Hawaiian Islands. And, in addition to painting, I love to take photographs of these incredible islands. I am presently working on an interesting and innovative way to share these photographs with people around the world.

Philosophy and Comments        

I believe we live in one of the most exciting times in the history of mankind. Never before has so much opportunity been available to the individual. This is due largely to the proliferation of computers and software. Nearly anyone can work and save enough to buy the software to become a programmer, recording musician, artist, writer, publisher, videographer, movie director, Web master, internet store owner, etc. Sure it takes hard work to learn those programs and get good at them, but, in life, you can be a "watcher" or a "doer." I choose to be a "doer."

When I started playing guitar at the tender age of fourteen, it cost about $60,000. to produce a record album in a commercial recording studio. Today I can produce a better souding CD by recording directly into my computer. Such incredible opportunities should not be ignored.

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

To commission an illustration, please contact me at:

For more information about my fine art paintings and prints, please visit my Web site at:

I am planning to offer some prints at this site in the near future.

Fine Art Commissions        

Here is an example of a commissioned painting. The client wanted the top of the painting to follow the slope of his ceiling. The large four-foot by six-foot painting fits perfectly in the space it was designed for. To see how it looks in its final setting go here:


Smooth Jazz        

My other great passion is music, particularly jazz. It's a complex and intricate music and I don't expect it to appeal to everyone. In fact, I think it would be a mistake to try to appeal to everyone. To me, music is like food in the sense that one person likes Italian food, another likes Korean food, yet another likes Chinese food. And you don't have to be Chinese to like Chinese food. It's all good food, it's just a matter of personal taste.

In music, one person likes country, another likes heavy metal, yet another likes jazz. It's all good music, it's just a matter of personal taste. I'm just trying to connect with those who's taste in music is similar to mine. Try mine and see if you like it.

I have posted a few pre-release audio samples at:



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