A comic book artist and illustrator for over ten years, working on many well-known magazines, newspapers and comics (especially ‘Judge Dredd’ and ‘2000AD’), he doggedly pursued his desire to be able to concentrate entirely upon fine art and produced his first solo exhibition at the Park Walk Gallery, London in 1996. Following this success, he had further solo shows at that gallery in 1997, 1999 and October 2001 and numerous group shows, notably ART96, 97, 98, 2001. His work can also be found at The Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York and The Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa. His painting, ‘Head’ was chosen to represent and advertise the Hunting Art Prize 2001.
Although he is often known for somewhat obliquely changing his subject matter he always finds his way back to the human form, believing the body and the personality to be the most elusive, challenging and vital form of artistic expression.
Austin now lives in Exeter, Devon and continues to be represented by the Park Walk Gallery, London.