Perry Austin began drawing early in his life, and painting soon followed when his mother bought him a set of oils when he was 13 years old.
He began formal training in the aerospace industry as a technical illustrator and worked for companies from California to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. After graduating from Auburn University, Perry eventually became Vice President of Marketing and Sales for RSG, Inc. an outstanding international process equipment company. During this period, fine art was a passionate hobby and he developed representation at several art galleries. In 1998, he, along with his three brothers, were published in SouthWest Art and soon afterward began the full time pursuit of fine art. Perry is a Member of the American Impressionist Society, and Oil Painters of America.