About the Artist
Born and raised in the New York City area, Ms. Austen received a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA from Boston University. After moving to Tucson five years ago, she has been painting a series she calls Desert Contained. She summers in Maine to pursue her imagery of “Water Close-Up.”
Open water can be nature’s inviting mirror of tranquility, a sanctuary to linger by, or it can turn to a treacherous turbulence, terrifying and real. I am the shore bird poised for the visual moment I want to grab and get down as mine, whether painting on location or as photographs to take back to the studio. No where is so vivid as what holds in paint.
The desert landscape is vast and overwhelming. To bring it into a more intimate scale, I planted cacti in pots, treated them like pets, and painted them as portraits.
Pronouns: She/ Her
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Pricing Information: Less than $150, $151 to $500, $501 to $1000, Over $1001
Paintings can be purchased in person, on the phone, or through my website. My studio will be open for visitors from 11 am to 5 pm on the weekends of: Saturday December 4th and Sunday December 5th Saturday December 11th and Sunday December 12th Visitors can call to make an appointment during the week if desired.
Phone: (617) 513-1885
Address: 6881 N Solaz Segundo,Tucson, Tucson, Arizona, 85718 [ Map it! ]
Studio Phone: (617) 513-1885