Graham Austin

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Graham Austin OAM
Fine art painter in acrylics, oils and watercolour: Outback to coast contemporary Australian, aerial view landscape paintings, portraits and reef paintings.

My work is generally a pointilliste style which was ultimately developed from indelible memories as a seven year old. We were camping on the south coast of NSW when I was rewarded with an exciting seaplane joy flight by my father [an aircraft engineer and enthusiast].
From the air, trees, rocks and people looked like spots. Waves breaking on the beach looked like rolled out, stringy cotton wool. Landscape Images simplified in a seven year old brain. Years later these memorable images emerged from the subconscious whilst looking into deep valleys from high vantage points around Oberon, NSW, during painting excursions. Images further reinforced by more flights, aerial fantasy and sophistication.


Awarded Order of Australia Medal [OAM] 2006.
Winner of multple art awards plus many commendations.
Studied at National Art School, Sydney, Australia, 1958 - 1963.

Committee Member Gosford Regional Gallery Collection Committee 2013-2014.

Australian Watercolour Institute [AWI] Member since 1972.
AWI President.1989 -2003.
AWI Life Member since 1997.

Foundation member of Peninsula Art Society [PAS] 1981
President, 1986-89. Senior Vice President [PAS] 1983-85, 89-91
Junior Vice President [PAS] 1992-94

Representative for the Arts, Warringah Bicentennial Committee 1985-87

Committee Member, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, 1991-2001

Foundation President/ Senior Vice President, Drummoyne Art Society 1964-67

Participated in solo and mixed exhibitions in Australia, USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Malaysia, Korea, Mexico and Taiwan.
Represented in many corporate, government and private collections in Australia and overseas

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