Austen O’Hanlon is a painter focusing on observations from street scenes. He has a fascination for people and how they respond to their environment. The depiction of the street is treated as a meditation on space; the paintings consider the intriguing relationship between representation and subjective expression. The space within the painting has an indeterminable duration and figures set within the space offer a glimpse in to the memory of the artist. The potency of images often derives from fragmented or incomplete memories. The incomplete image offers an emotional response to the space.


  • Cadogan contemporary, South Kensington, London
  • Empire Gallery, Cambridge Heath, London
  • The Mernier Gallery, Southwark, London
  • Atendi Gallery, Turnham Green,  London
  • The alchemy gallery, Farringdon, London
  • Tavistock institute, Belsize Park, London

Permanent exhibits

  • Tavistock institute, Belsize Park, London
  • Adelard LLP, Farringdon, London


  • Book illustration – Melanie Klein: Her Life in Context, by Meira Likierman (ISBN: 0826457703), Continuum Press  2005-2005


  • 2005 Chelsea College of Art and Design: Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art
  • 2000-2001 Goldsmiths College, University of London: PGCE in Art and Design
  • 1995-1998 Coventry University: BA Hons Fine Art (2.1)
  • 1994-1995 Bath College of Higher Education: BTEC Foundation Art and Design