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Morro Castle Aground

In September of 1934 the Morro Castle cruise ship on route back to NY from Havana Cuba had some very mysterious events happen to it. After the captain had dinner in his cabin about 8 miles off shore he died suddenly of an apparent heart attack. Later that night a fire started of questionable origin [...]

Sea Bright

I call this painting “Sea Bright” The original concept came from the New Jersey Shore. The bright sky is what kept me interested in finishing this work because I had so much difficulty in doing the water. The “Gaff rigged” sailboats are racing around a small island. Prints are available.

Hudson River Sunset


Jack Cole Portrait

Jack Cole is known as the FATHER OF JAZZ DANCING, 1912 to 1974. His list of choreographic credits is endless. Gene Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon all attribute their success as dancers to Jack Cole. The book Jack Cole Unsung Genius by Glenn Loony goes into limitless detail on his accomplishments [...]

Ramsey New Jersey Train Station

The Ramsey New Jersey train station circa 1895. Back then Ramsey might well have been known to be the strawberry capital of the world. The first railroad line to pass through the town was the Paterson and Ramapo. The locomotive in the picture was manufactured in Paterson. The buildings were recreated based on historic knowledge [...]

Short Shorts Season

The painting was done to memorialize the opening of the Broadway hit show, Jersey Boys. Bob Gaudio, an original member of the Four Seasons, was also an original member of the Royal Teens the group that wrote and recorded the song Short Shorts. I was an original member of that group and therefore an old [...]

Leaving The Bear Mountain Dock

“Leaving the Bear Mountain Dock” Hudson River steamboat with “Iron Steamboat Company”painted on the side. The painting was done in 2010 which depicts an era back in the 1920′s when steamboats took passengers on excursions up and down the Hudson River from lower Manhattan up to West Point and further. Note: the railroad tunnel on [...]

The Half Moon

The Half Moon, 24″ x 36″, oil on canvas. The ship the Half Moon, also spelled “halve maen” by the Dutch, was sponsored by the Dutch East India company in the year 1609. Henry Hudson, an Englishman, captained this vessel as it made its way up the Hudson River to Albany. It is pictured in [...]

Preparing for the Opening Day Ceremony

Minisceonogo Yacht Club is a club on the Hudson River that was started in 1941. The club is located on Haverstraw Bay north of the Tappan Zee Bridge and south of the Indian Point Power Plant. Prints on canvas are available to those interested.

Hudson River Fuel Dock

Hudson River Fuel Dock, located in Haverstraw Bay at the Minisceongo Yacht Club. 24″ x 36″ Oil on canvas.

Gasoline Alley in Paterson New Jersey

The location of this historic site is on East 29th street, Paterson NJ. The painting depicts the site of where Pappy Hough began his career as a mechanical genious. Back in the hey day of early racing in the 1930′s and 1940″s Racers would bring their damaged cars down here to be repaired. The number [...]

Bill Millers Riviera Fort Lee New Jersey

The Riviera was located on the Palisades just north of the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee New Jersey. The famous night club sat around over one thousand people. The roof rolled off the club on nice nights, and the dance floor revolved. The bandstand also revolved, featuring a Latin Band on one side and [...]

Frenchy’s Lake

This is painting done on lake Winnapausakie in New Hampshire. 24″ x 36″ oil on canvas.


This painting is held in the private collection of Mr. and Mrs. G. Plassart in New York. 24″ x 36″ oil on canvas.

Hockey on the Pond

A study of a woodland pond in late winter in Northern New Jersey. 24″ x 36″ oil on linen.

Jersey Boys

This painting was commissioned and is held in a private collection in California. 24″ x 36″ oil on canvas.

Jersey Boys

Commissioned painting property of a private collection in Manhattan, New York. 24″ x 36″ oil on canvas.


Property of a private collection in Saddle River New Jersey. 30″ x 40″ oil on canvas.

Bobby’s Olds

First painting done on the subject of the Jersey Boys. This painting named “Bobby’s Olds” is a depicts the first automobile owned by Bob Gaudio. This was the car Bob bought when he lived in Bergenfield, NJ. 16″ x 20″ oil on canvas.

Thomas Austin

Thomas Austin on his Cleveland mount in the Sudan while serving in the British Army along the Nile River in the 7th Hussars. Oil on Canvas. Not for sale.

Changing The Bulb In The Buoy Light

This oil on canvas is in the permanent collection of the US Coast Guard in Washington DC. The painting was done on the Elk River in Maryland.

Summer Houses

This painting is a compilation of random summer houses found in Northern parts of Maryland. 16″ x 20″ oil on canvas.

Birthplace Of The Silver Screen

The setting is the corner of Linwood Avenue and Main Street in Fort Lee New Jersey. The barns were known as “Doc Willet’s Glass Barns”. This was the first site of motion pictures in the United States. This studio later became the first Fox studio. The buildings in the background is the Holy Angels Academy [...]

Suspicious Cargo

This painting was done for the Coast Guard Art Program and is held in the Coast Guard’s permanent collection in Washington DC. All of Austin’s Coast Guard paintings can be borrowed to be put on display in venues around the world. This particular painting was depicts the concern of the Coast Guard for Homeland Security. [...]

The Town Square

This painting was done as a commission for the Breen Family. It depicts the town square in the small town of Sneem, Ireland. Oil on Canvas.

Wednesday Night Races

This painting depicts the sailboat racing on an early summer evening in the Haverstraw Bay in the Hudson River. Every Wednesday night small boat clubs hold their races. This painting is held in a private collection in Saddle River NJ. 24″ x 30″ Oil on Canvas.

Camaquay Cuba

24″ x 36″ Oil on Canvas.

Peter’s Pierson

This painting shows Peter in his 26′ Pierson sloop beating to windward in Haverstraw Bay in the Hudson River. 18″ x 24″ oil on canvas.

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