Austin Dwyer

Bringing in the Catch

oil 5x7

Austin Dwyer is an author, musician and painter. He is a life member and past president of The Puget Sound Group of N.W. Painters. He is also a signature member and board member of the American Society of Marine Artists. Born in County Tipperary, Ireland, he served as a cadet in the British Merchant Marine. His travels finally brought him to America where he studied commercial art and illustration at the Burnley School of Professional Art. He taught there for fourteen years.

His paintings frequently advertise the merits of Foss Tug and Olympic Tug companies for their calendars. Awards include the Frye Museum, West Coast Paper Show, and the Puget Sound Country Exhibit. He was awarded the West Coast Purchase Award twice. He received an honorable mention in the Expressions West exhibit in 2004 and the Directors Award in the Coo’s Art 11th Maritime Exhibit. In 2005, Austin, was the featured judge for the 12th. Annual Maritime exhibit. In 2005 he won the award of excellence in the Mystic Seaport International Exhibit. The San Diego Maritime Museum awarded Austin, First, Second and Honorable mention in their Maritime Exhibit in 2006. He is listed in the Maritime Masters of America at the Mystic Seaport Maritime Gallery. He resides in Mukilteo with his wife Mig.