Richard Austin

Contemporary landscape painter

Pine Road, Chelsea No 2 (2019). Acrylic on 36”x 24” canvas. $800 at Orange Art Gallery.

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. $700


Recent landscape paintings


Meech Creek (2019). Acrylic on 24”x 18” canvas. $250


P16 Meech Valley (2019). Acrylic on 24”x 18” canvas. $250

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. $700



View from Mount Hamilton Road, California (2019). Acrylic on 36”x 24” canvas. $600

Pine Road, Chelsea No 4 (2019). Acrylic on 36” x 18” canvas. $650 at Orange Art Gallery.

Entering the park (2019). Acrylic on 48” x 16” canvas. $700


Bowen’s dream (2019). Acrylic on 24”x 12” canvas. $375 at Orange Art Gallery.

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

$450 at Orange Art Gallery.

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

$650 at at Orange Art Gallery.


Time to escape (2019). Acrylic on 18” x 24” canvas. $250


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

$250

Joyful company (2019). Acrylic on 24”x 18” canvas. $250


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

CURRENT EXHIBITION

July 24th - September 1st, 2019

290 City Centre Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

613-761-1500

SELECTED PAINTINGS 1992 - 2018

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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

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

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