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 portraitacrylic paintings reimagining the dead

At the beach (2018, acrylic on gallery canvas 36”x24”)


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

Mister mister (1997, oil on canvas 12”x24”)

My self (1997, oil on canvas 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.

Alfi (2019, acrylic on gallery canvas 36”x24”)

Judy in glasses (2018, acrylic on gallery canvas 22”x28”)

My friend (2018, acrylic on canvas 30”x40”)

Selfie # 1 (2018, acrylic on canvas 18”x24”)

Away from home #1 (2018, acrylic on canvas 20”28”)

Fright church (2019, acrylic on canvas 16”20”)

Large windows (2012, acrylic on canvas 48”36”)