Llansteffan, South Wales,
January  2020




   Welcome to my website, please visit the various sections, and the Gallery.



    Please note, that as of April 2020 I have my own YouTube channel.


   You can go to YouTube and search :  'Austen Pinkerton'.

Or alternatively, these are links to my videos as of 2020 :


1.   'A SELECTION OF ARTWORKS' :      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tcXRQoMQjs

2.   'AEOLUS, Work in progress':      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI9p9oCXyCw







   Introduction :


   If I turn my mind to it very quickly I can come up with several ideas for works …paintings, drawings, or sculptures.

    Sometimes ideas come to me when I least expect it, or when my mind is on other things. Ideas can be related to my current experiences, or to my feelings about things that are happening to me in my life at that particular time. Alternatively they can be related to a current interest, or something that occupies my attention at that moment, and my ideas and feelings about which I'd like to share with others.

   A lot of my work is autobiographical…either directly or indirectly, consciously or subconsciously. It is frequently very personal, and expresses events or circumstances or experiences in my life.

   I am completely happy working in either Acrylic on canvas, Crayon or Pastel or both together with Gouache on card, Drawing in pencil, or Ink, or both, or with creating Sculpture…for which I use fired artists clay, and also stone. Sculpture follows a completely different set of rules and values from two-dimensional art, obviously, (I think of it as 'Drawing in three dimensions') and I take this into account when creating mine. In all my works of art, however, or from whatever, they are made, what they crucially entail, to me, are craftsmanship and beauty, but above all:  Content and Meaning.

   When I have an idea I execute it, and when I begin to execute it, at least after the initial layout phase, the creation process becomes to some extent automatic, especially the further into the work I get. I don't give a great deal of thought to what I am doing , but probably pay more attention to the music I'm listening to, or the thoughts in my head, than to the creative process ......especially since I very frequently will work on a picture upside down in its later stages. This may explain in part why I often do not understand how certain things have appeared in my works.

   As a result of this it can happen that when I look at a work again that I’ve made, maybe after several years, I will be surprised at how it has worked out, at why I did certain things, and especially what the work is ‘about’…i.e.; it’s underlying meaning. Often I see the meaning of a work more clearly after coming back to it after many years.



Austen Pinkerton