Austin Cole is a Welsh artist-printmaker born in Pembrokeshire. He studied Fine Art at the Sir John Cass School of Art, also called the Metropolitan University, and also at the City Lit, the Slade School of Fine Art and at Morely College in London. His work has been included in numerous shows and galleries in the UK including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Discerning Eye, the Courtauld Institute, the Bankside Gallery and at the Royal College of Art.
Austin was elected member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 2011, and a member of the Society of Graphic Fine Arts in 2014. In 2021 he was elected Associate Member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, the Royal Cambrian Art Society and Chelsea Art Society. His principle subjects are the urban landscape of London and the coastal landscape of Pembrokeshire. He believes that although he works in a very traditional medium he has the eye of an artist working very much in the present.