Cliff Austin

...with Arts at Denver since 2015


"The subject is light and contrast. The fascination is in the way light pours, splashes, and wraps around everything we see and contrasts the everyday with the extraordinary."

After what I considered two incredible years, I graduated from the Rocky Mountain School of Art in 1980. My love of drawing began in 1976, as I studied Technical Illustration at The Denver Institute of Technology. I quickly found out this type of drawing was not enough to satisfy my love of drawing, and after working as a patent draftsman/illustrator/office manager in a small drafting shop… I wanted more. My employer casually remarked, “go to art school” and the path to being an artist was forged.

Elegant Red

8x10 oil, framed $ 455


12x12 oil, framed $ 600

Cattail Chimes

11x14 oil, framed $ 600

Scruffy Trail

12x16 oil, framed $ 800

Murmur of Leaves

24x30 oil, framed $ 1200

Warm Walk

12x16 oil, framed $ 850

Catch the Light

30x40 oil, framed $ 1450

First Snow

18x24 oil, framed $ 850

Barnyard Christmas

6x8 oil, framed $ 125


24x30 oil, framed $ 1200



Ponder Seat

18x24 oil, framed $ 850

Canyon Shade

24x36 oil, framed $ 1225

Lovers Lane

12x16 oil, framed $ 800


18x24 oil, framed $ 850

Willow Rainbow

18x24 oil, framed $ 850