I am a painter, but I sometimes think I become too burdened with what that means. Formal questions of paint and the painterly, although important to me and my work, I’ve found, can cause my paintings to become stripped of my own personality.  Through this blog I’m hoping to expose more of the supplemental work that I do in between the paintings, and show another side of my personality that I don’t feel has been coming out strongly in my more recent work.  I want to focus a little more on the playful, fun and humorous things that I do, and that happen in my day to day life.   I also look at this as an opportunity to share and continue having new interactions and conversations with people.  After all, it’s those interactions that I’ve always felt have fueled my paintings and art practice.  Perhaps there will be more than this as well, I’d like to keep it open ended and see what happens.  For more information about me, and to view more of my paintings check out my website at www.austinfurtakcole.com.

5 Responses to About

  1. ellyhuizinga says:

    Like your drawing very much!! (using caution)

  2. sbmacinnis says:

    Hi Austin i just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your blog and I was really blown away by your work! Great stuff.

  3. Lauren says:

    Austin – I wanted to express how much I really really enjoy your work. I’m not a painter in the slightest, but looking at your work just gives me this serious urge to pick up a paintbrush. What a wacky feeling it is! Keep em coming!

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