Richard Austin

Contemporary landscape painter

Pine Road, Chelsea No 2 (2019). Acrylic on 36”x 24” canvas. $500. Contact artist.

Gatineau Park Wandering Sky (2019). Acrylic on 36”x 36” canvas. $850 at La Fab Arts Centre

Grounded (2019). Acrylic on 36”x 36” canvas. $500


We have art so we won’t be destroyed by the truth.

Recent landscape paintings


Meech Creek (2019). Acrylic on 24”x 18” canvas. $300


P16 Meech Valley (2019). Acrylic on 24”x 18” canvas. $300

Richard Austin is a visual artist. As a filmmaker, Richard has directed a number of music videos and short films, including “At Last...”, a dramatic short film about the reunion of two long-estranged sisters, and “Heather Crowe’s Legacy”, a documentary about how one individual made a difference by galvanizing political and public health efforts. This film was screened at Ottawa’s city hall, the Winnipeg International Film Festival and made available to high school students throughout Ontario. His photography, illustrated books, paintings and designs have been exhibited in Canada and Asia. Richard lives in Chelsea, Québec.

Hay Lake retreat (2019). Acrylic on 40”x 30” canvas. $500



View from Mount Hamilton Road, California (2019). Acrylic on 36”x 24” canvas. $500

Pine Road, Chelsea No 4 (2019). Acrylic on 36” x 18” canvas. $450 Contact artist.

Entering the park (2019). Acrylic on 48” x 16” canvas. $500. Contact artist.


Bowen’s dream (2019). Acrylic on 24”x 12” canvas. $375. Contact artist.

After the storm (2019). Acrylic on 18”x 24” canvas.

$300. Contact artist.

Morning glow (2019. Acrylic on 18 ”x 24” canvas.

$300. Contact artist.


Time to escape (2019). Acrylic on 18” x 24” canvas. $300


At the farm (2019). Acrylic on 18”x 24” canvas.

$300

Joyful company (2019). Acrylic on 24”x 18” canvas. $300


ARTIST STATEMENT

Over the past five decades I’ve worked in painting, photography, filmmaking, printmaking, graphics and book design. As a painter, I work in both oils and acrylics. My early oil portrait paintings blended soft edges and textures, attempting to draw out characters with intangible moods and dark emotions. Recently I’ve started using acrylic paints, focusing on landscapes. These paintings are colourful, with pronounced edges creating simplified or distorted animated forms. Often in my creative work, I try to challenge perception, perspectives and assumptions about nature, reality and meaning.

Richard’s images are disquieting, startling or intriguing, but through them all is a sensual movement, a feeling of anticipation for what will come next” 

FOCUS Fine Art Magazine

See my landscapes paintings at

LA FAB ARTS CENTRE

212 Chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea, Québec, Canada

819-827-3326

FINE ART EXHIBITIONS

PUBLISHED PORTFOLIOS

2019

  • La Fab Arts Centre - Chelsea
  • Orange Art Gallery - Ottawa
  • Ottawa Little Theatre Gallery - Ottawa
  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine Art Gallery - Ottawa

2018

  • SPAO A+ Exhibition – Ottawa 
  • Ottawa Little Theatre Gallery - Ottawa

2016

  • SPAO A+ Exhibition – Ottawa

2012

  • Cube Gallery – Ottawa
  • Arts + Architecture Gallery – Ottawa

2011

  • Languages of Life 31st Annual Art ExhibitIon – Ottawa

2018

  • La Petite Mort Gallery – Ottawa

1993

  • Park Hotel Apartments Gallery – Sydney 

1992

  • New World Harbour View Hotel Wanchai Gallery - Hong Kong

1982

  • Westmount City Hall Gallery – Montréal

1987

  • Galerie Zazou – Montréal


2014

2011

  • “Shadows + Light”
  • “Lost”

VIDEOS

2013

  • “Night Time” - Sister Hyde, music video 
  • “Isa” – Christiane Claude and CC Club, music video

2010

  • “Celebrating Public Health” Canadian Public Health Association, conference promo

 2006

  • “Heather Crowe’s Legacy: An Ordinary Canadian’s Extraordinary Gift” Health Canada, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada, 25-min. documentary
  • “At Last... an unexpected reunion” 28-min. drama
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