Richard Austin

visual artist


Contemporary painting, photography, videos and books.

1st Century AD Fayum mummy portraitacrylic paintings reimagining the dead

At the beach (2018, 36”x24”)


Reflections on a lone pear at dusk (2017, 11”x14”)

Mister mister (1997, 12”x24”)

My self (1997, 18”x24”)


“Fayum mummy portraits is the modern term given to a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards attached to Egyptian mummies from Roman Egypt.”

I have tried to bring the dead back to life in the 21st century.

Hay Lake (2019, 16”x20”)

Away from home No. 2 (2018, 20”x28”)

Fright church (2019, 16”x20”)

Large windows (2012, 48”x36”)

Tree line (2019, 16”x20”)

The river (2019, 18”x24”)

Two sisters (2018, 30”x40”)

Please contact the artist for complete catalogue of paintings.