Richard Austin

visual artist


Contemporary fine art photography, paintings, videos and books.

Publications available from

book stores, Chapters Indigo and Amazon online.

Canadian contemporary visual art and curious prose books

published by

Thou Art That Publishing

1st Century AD Fayum mummy portraits series - reimagining the dead

At the beach (acrylics 36”x24”x1.5”)

Expressions - figure series

Arboribus - Hand-coloured black and white photographs

Macrophylla (22”x17”, pigment ink on cotton rag, acrylic and aquarelles, hand-coloured)

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

Mister mister (oil 12”x24”)

My self (oil 18”x24”)

Oil and acrylics

“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.