Farm raised, Austin's parents were an accomplished craftsman and a gifted artist. "I got my dads hands and my mothers eye."
In the past 32 years, Austin's career has successfully crossed a wide range of mediums. His works in bronze, steel, stone and ceramics have been recognized throughout the country. He has been recognized nationally with an early bronze that went to President George H.W. Bush.
Austin has works on permanent display at the World Golf Hall of Fame and the California Thoroughbred Hall of Fame. The Fallen Heroes Memorial in Temecula, California is also among his works.