Michael J. Austin(British, b. 1959)
Using a wet-on-wet oil painting method, Michael Austin has developed his technique of achieving a sculptural effect in his works. Austin began his professional career producing artwork for Marvel comics and 2000AD and was features artist for the Sunday Times from 1985-1992. Moving toward more serious themes in the 1990s, he achieved a one-man exhibition at the Jonathan Cooper Gallery in London in 1997. His talents have continued to be recognized, and he was named tour artist for the 2003 HRH The Prince of Wales’ official visit to India and Oman.