Brief Personal History
My name is Austin Dwyer. I was born in County Tipperary, Ireland. Besides being a painter I am also an author and musician, studying at the Municipal School of Music in Dublin. I am a Board Member and Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Arists, fellow and life member with the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists and a member of Modern Marine Masters. My travels brought me to America where I joined the USAF. I was discharged in 1961 and arrived in Seattle where I was very proud to become an American citizen. I Studied art at the Burnley School of Professional Art in Seattle, and graduated in 1963. After graduation I founded Dwyer Advertising, Marketing and Illustration. I taught Illustration and design at Burnley for 14 years. I married and have 8 children and 20 grand children. I have been retired for the past 10 years and spend most of these days painting in my studio. I am still involved in guest lecturing at universities. I am frequently asked to Jury shows and conduct workshops.
The Fate of the Bounty
2016 Best of Show - Coo's Art Museum
Award of Excellence - Port of Coo's Bay
Blue Nose and Elsie
2014 Coo's Art Museum Annual Maritime Exhibit Best of Show
Sharing the Catch