Ken Austin, NWS, has lived in Orlando, Florida for over 25 years. Before moving to Orlando, Ken was President of the Watercolor Art Society in Houston, Texas and served on the Board of Directors there for over six years. Over the past 15 years, Ken has taught lessons and presented demos, lectures and workshops privately, and he has also taught at the Community College level.
Ken founded the Central Florida Watercolor Society in 1996, which has grown o a membership of around 200. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society, and a member of the Florida Artists Group (FLAG).
Ken was for ten years, a gallery artist with the Albertson-Peterson Gallery in Winter Park, Florida, and for five years was represented by galleries in Clearwater, Jacksonville, as well as Orlando, Florida, where he was a resident studio artist. His teaching experience is broad, including stints with the University of Houston, Texas Southern University, Seminole Community College, and Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, Florida.