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Michael J Austin
Head XIX
Oil on canvas


Michael J Austin is known for his bold and expressive figurative style, capturing the dynamism and machismo of the animals he depicts. Using a limited palette of only four colours (magenta, ultramarine, yellow and white), Austin paints quickly and with a fluid 'wet in wet' technique. His bold contrasting of vivid and naturalistic hues brings a sense of grandeur and theatre to even the simplest of everyday subjects.

Michael J Austin (b. 1959, UK) lives and works in Devon. In 2003, he was invited by HRH the Prince of Wales to accompany him to India and Oman as Tour Artist. He has also exhibited at international galleries including The Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York and The Everard Read, Johannesburg.