Richard Austin

visual artist


Contemporary painting, photography, 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 acrylic portrait series - reimagining the dead

At the beach (acrylics 36”x24”x1.5”)

Acrylic friends

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

Mister mister (oil 12”x24”)

My self (oil 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.