Austin Allen James is an artist, designer, poet, college professor, and father of two.

He lives and creates in Houston, Texas. His art captures energy and color in harmonious compositions. AAJ creates one-of-a-kind pieces of art furniture for the home and interiors.

Austin Allen was born in Putnam, Connecticut. He lived the first six years of his life in Vermont before moving to Texas in 1973. Austin has lived most of his life since 1973 in Houston, TX.

  • AAJ works in crushed pigments, oils, acrylic, resins and mixed media. The art is ethereal and organic by nature.
  • He values color, movement and lyricism in his art. “My art is Diaphanous and ghostly; allowing for spheres of meditation. Each piece mimics motion standing in place.”
  • AAJ employs resin in order to create an altered and present reality. Resin pushes a successful painting to create a feel of stepping through a looking glass into a secret scene: a captured world.
“My mission in art is to continue the tradition of the color field and lyrical abstractionist painters of the 20th century and contribute to the development of form through experimentation with techniques and materials.”