Peter Austin has exhibited widely including:
Free Painters & Sculptors,London
Painting Now,Ashgate Gallery,Farnham
Milton Keynes Exhibition Gallery
Bedford Street Gallery,Woburn
Carina Haslam Fine Art,Great Missenden
The ARThouse Gallery,Bournemouth
Paul Watts Fine Art,Bournemouth
The Russell Cotes Museum & Gallery,Bournemouth
The Royal West of England Gallery,Bristol
The Royal Academy
The Menier Gallery,London
Peter Austin is originally from Dorset and studied painting at Bournemouth College of Art. In 1962, following the award of a Travelling Scholarship, he went to live in Sweden where he was able to develop and exhibit his work. In 1966 he began a forty year career in art education, teaching at a senior level and later working as a schools inspector and as a senior examiner for art & design.
Peter Austin's early paintings were mostly responses to familiar and much-loved places such as Portland, the Purbecks and Chesil Beach. Since then his subject matter has widened but continues to be about land, sea, coast and sky.
Peter Austin's paintings are sometimes described as "abstract" but his paintings are always the result of a strong visual and personal experience - work that is derived from the looking and feeling that precedes the making.