Austin Dwyer was born in Tipperary, Ireland where he graduated from the Municipal School of Music in Dublin, Ireland and the Burnley School of Professional Art. He is a fellow artist and past president of the Puget Sound Group of N.W. Painters. He is also a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists where he serves on the board of directors. He is a published author and musician. Presently Austin is working on two books. The first book is being co-authored with Rorke Bryan; a coffee table book featuring historical ships. The book will be published in Ireland and the UK next year. The second book is a guide to maritime painting.