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AUSTEN PINKERTON
NARBERTH, PEMBROKESHIRE - United Kingdom



Original Artworks (226)

Austen Pinkerton; H G Wells, 2020, Original Drawing Pencil, 42 x 28 cm. Artwork description: 241  New drawing just finished:  H G Wells , 28 x 42cm, pencil and blender. I wanted to do a drawing of Wells, whose work I ve always admired. I still don t think he s properly appreciated, perhaps because he s so difficult to pigeonhole. Huge body of ...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Pencil Drawing, 2020
42 x 28 cm (16.5 x 11.0 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Stephen Number One, 2020, Original Drawing Pencil, 30 x 42 cm. Artwork description: 241  Stephen Number One , Narberth Museum,  Narberth, Wales, UK  Life Drawing Group last Friday 14th February, Pencil and Blender, 40 x 50 cm...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Pencil Drawing, 2020
30 x 42 cm (11.8 x 16.5 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Two Quick Studies Of Stephen, 2020, Original Drawing Pencil, 32 x 42 cm. Artwork description: 241 Two 15 minute sketches of the model Stephen at Narberth Life Drawing Group, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, UK...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Pencil Drawing, 2020
32 x 42 cm (12.6 x 16.5 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Carole Number One, 2020, Original Drawing Pencil, 42 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241 Carole No. 1, Narberth Museum Life Drawing Group Januyary 2020...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Pencil Drawing, 2020
42 x 30 cm (16.5 x 11.8 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Sean Number Two, 2020, Original Drawing Crayon, 42 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241 Second life drawing of Sean of the long hair, completed in two four hour sessions. ...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Crayon Drawing, 2020
42 x 30 cm (16.5 x 11.8 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Statue Of Liberty, 2020, Original Drawing Crayon, 42 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241 Just finished:    Statue of Liberty , Ink, Crayon and White Gouache, 30 x 42 cm...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Crayon Drawing, 2020
42 x 30 cm (16.5 x 11.8 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Sean Number 0ne, 2019, Original Drawing Crayon, 42 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Latest Narberth Life Drawing work just finished Sean the Jesus clone , Crayon, Ink, white Gouache, 42 x 30 cm, finished yesterday 19th Dec.  ...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Crayon Drawing, 2019
42 x 30 inches (106.7 x 76.2 cm)
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Austen Pinkerton; John Number Nine, 2019, Original Drawing Graphite, 40 x 50 cm. Artwork description: 241 Narberth Museum Life Drawing Group Friday 13th December Pencil and Blender 40 x 50 cm...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Graphite Drawing, 2019
40 x 50 cm (15.7 x 19.7 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Reclining Nude, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 50 x 40 cm. Artwork description: 241 Not sure if this is worth posting, but it s an acrylic painting on canvas  40 x 50 cm , started at Narberth Life Drawing group and completed at home last week. ...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
50 x 40 cm (19.7 x 15.7 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Sally Seated, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 40 x 50 cm. Artwork description: 241 New painting just finished   Sally seated . . . . . in what they call  en grisaille  , Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 50 cm. Started off as a painting from life but worked it up at home later  from memory . ...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
40 x 50 cm (15.7 x 19.7 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Joanna Number One, 2019, Original Drawing Pencil, 42 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241 Latest life drawing at Narberth Museum Group, last Friday 29th November 2019. . . . . . first one of Joanna, pencil and blender, 42 x 30 cm  post seems to have trimmed her finger tips on left hand . ...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Pencil Drawing, 2019
42 x 30 cm (16.5 x 11.8 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Martine Number One, 2019, Original Drawing Pencil, 42 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241 Last Friday s  22nd November  work at the Narberth Life Drawing Group:   Martine No. 1 , : Pencil and blender, 30 x 42 cm. ...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Pencil Drawing, 2019
42 x 30 cm (16.5 x 11.8 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Reclining Robot, 2019, Original Ceramics Other, 55 x 27 cm. Artwork description: 241 Just completed latest sculpture:   Reclining Robot , 23 x 55 x 27cm high, Ceramic . I like Robots. . . . they are the most important development of our era, and will change the world beyond recognition. ...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Other Ceramics, 2019
55 x 27 cm (21.7 x 10.6 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Indigo Number 9, 2019, Original Drawing Graphite, 42 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241 Last Friday s  10th November  main work at the Narberth Life Drawing Group:   Indigo No. 9  , 21 x 3,0 cm, Pencil and blender. ...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Graphite Drawing, 2019
42 x 30 cm (16.5 x 11.8 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Three Studies Of Indigo, 2019, Original Drawing Graphite, 30 x 42 cm. Artwork description: 241 Last Friday s  10th November  work at the Narberth Life Drawing Group: First. . . . Three ten minute studies of Indigo , 21 x 3,0 cm, Pencil and blender. ...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Graphite Drawing, 2019
30 x 42 cm (11.8 x 16.5 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Three Studies Of John, 2019, Original Drawing Pencil, 21 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241 Friday s production at the Life Drawing Group: First. . . . Three ten minute studies of John , 21 x 3,0 cm, Pencil and blender....
Austen Pinkerton
Original Pencil Drawing, 2019
21 x 30 cm (8.3 x 11.8 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; John Seated Number 8, 2019, Original Drawing Pencil, 21 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241 Friday s production at the Life Drawing Group: Second. . . . John, seated  No. 8    21 x 3,0 cm, Pencil and blender.  ...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Pencil Drawing, 2019
21 x 30 cm (8.3 x 11.8 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Indigo Number 8, 2019, Original Drawing Graphite, 40 x 50 cm. Artwork description: 241 life, drawing, nude, study, figure...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Graphite Drawing, 2019
40 x 50 cm (15.7 x 19.7 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; River Cliffs At Dalyan, 2019, Original Drawing Crayon, 21 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241 Here s the second larger work from our Turkey holiday.  River Cliffs at Dalyan , 21 x 30 cm, Aquarelle Crayon  partly used as wash , and Ink. The river cliffs overlook the hotel, and change colour throughout the day. ...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Crayon Drawing, 2019
21 x 30 cm (8.3 x 11.8 inches)
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Austen Pinkerton; Banana Palm, 2019, Original Drawing Graphite, 30 x 21 cm. Artwork description: 241 Loved the sculptural forms of these banana trees in Turkey...
Austen Pinkerton
Original Graphite Drawing, 2019
30 x 21 cm (11.8 x 8.3 inches)
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Artist Statement


Artists Statement Austen Pinkerton


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 Id 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 usually work 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. 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 dont give a great deal of thought to what I am doing , but probably pay more attention to the music Im listening to 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 frequently do not understand how certain things have appeared in my works.
As a result of this it often happens that when I look at a work again that I’ve made, maybe after several years, that 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.





Biography Austen Pinkerton


Austen Pinkerton was born in 1951 in North Harrow, north-west London, and educated locally at Pinner County Grammar School, leaving with nine O ordinary level, and four A advanced level passes.
On leaving school he began study at the Oxford School of Architecture, where he spent the first two years, before it being suggested that he should consider transferring to Art College, as a result of pictures he included in an end of term exhibition.
He then went to Goldsmiths College, London University, School of Art, graduating in 1976 with a Batchelor of Arts Fine Art Painting.
At Goldsmiths School of Art the Principal was Jon Thompson, later mentor to the likes of Damian Hurst, and his tutors included the artists Albert Irvin, Basil Beatty, and Andrew Brighton, later to be curator of public events at Tate Modern. The painting school was in the old Surrey Docks Office building, Rotherhithe, from which there was a burglary, and six of his paintings were stolen and none by any other student to his knowlege. None have ever been recovered.
After leaving Goldsmiths he returned to architecture in order to earn a living and subsequently worked for about 30 years part-time in a variety of Architectural- related fields, whilst continuing to Paint, Draw, and make Sculptures. For a while he was illustrating and designing the interiors of English traditional pubs in this country, and also, later, abroad,... notably Italy, France and Spain. He has also worked on interior refurbishments of the Law Society, and the Royal College Of Surgeons.
Meanwhile he exhibited his work at many galleries in London,…in particular The Blackheath Gallery, Krane arts, the contemporary arts wing of Krane Kalman, also The Talent Store, Graffitti Gallery, Gagliardi Gallery, and, repeatedly, at The Horniman Museum, South London, and the Gloucester Gallery, Kensington, run by Joan Catlin, former Registrar of The Royal College Of Art, and to one of which exhibitions Sir Eduardo Paolozzi visited by invitation to see his work.
Between 1990 and 1996 he opened and ran a gallery in East Dulwich, south London, ..The Austen Pinkerton Gallery , showing his own work. At this time he was commissioned to produce a series of illustrations for the Times Higher Educational Supplement.
He has had numerous private commissions, most notably three very large installed paintings at No 36 Wharton Street, Islington, which began initially with a picture for Major Hamish Forbes, Director of the Museum of the Order of St. John, St. Johns Gate, and former resident of Colditz. When this picture was moved to a new house another was commissioned by the new owner. and the same again when that moved with its owner.
Up until August 2007 he worked part time for the architect Richard Lincoln and also with the Interior Designer Chester Jones on High End Residential properties in central London. Included amongst these was Sir Ridley Scotts house in Hampstead.
Meanwhile he continued to paint, draw, and make sculptures.
From August 2007 to October 2008 he worked part-time for Chistopher Smallwood Architects, Fulham, London, as a Senior Architectural Technician.
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