Born in Lincoln, England, Daryl Austin, came to Australia and settled in Adelaide. He is painter and Head of Painting at the Adelaide Central School of Art. Daryl Austin is currently represented at the Greenway Art Gallery, Adelaide South Australia.
Austin studied a BA in Visual Arts at the University of South Australia 1983 – 1986. Austin was included in the 2nd Adelaide Biennial at the Art Gallery of South Australia in 1992. Austin’s talent has been recognised by numerous awards, starting in 1993, winning 2 separate distinctions, EVA Award, Adelaide and Kernewek Lowender Art Prize. Following awards included Winner Santos Whyalla Art Prize , Winner City of Whyalla Art Prize , University of Adelaide – Vice Chancellor Portrait Commission  and Parliament of South Australia – President of Legislative Council Portrait commission .
Austin began lecturing in Painting at the Adelaide Central School of Art and the University of South Australia in 2001. Austin was instated as the Head of Painting at the Adelaide Central School of Art in 2006, where he continues to lecture.
Daryl Austin’s work is collected by the Art Gallery of South Australia, the University of Adelaide and Legislative Council, Parliament of South Australia in addition to several corporate collections in Australia.