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.

Bear Creek


Blushing Trees

20 x 24 oil, framed $ 1475

Tenacious Season

24 x 30 oil, framed $ 2150

Giberson Preserve

18 x 24 oil, framed $ 1400

Milky Way

16 x 20 oil, framed $ 1050

Need Snowshoes

24 x 30 oil, framed $ 2150

Walkin' In The Park

11 x 14 oil, framed $ 695

Splendid Stream

12 x 16 oil, framed $ 845

Elegant Red

8x10 oil, framed $ 400


12x12 oil, framed $ 600

Cattail Chimes

11x14 oil, framed $ 600

Scruffy Trail

12x16 oil, framed $ 800

Lovers Lane

12x16 oil, framed $ 800

Warm Walk

12x16 oil, framed $ 845

Barnyard Christmas

6x8 oil, framed $ 125

Catch the Light

30x40 oil, framed $ 1450



Canyon Shade

24x36 oil, framed $ 1225



18x24 oil, framed $ 850

Willow Rainbow

18x24 oil, framed $ 850