Pear William (2019).
Gatineau Park Wandering Sky (2019).
We have art so we won’t be destroyed by the truth.
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 and sold to collectors in Canada, the U.S. and Asia. Richard lives and paints in Chelsea, Québec.
Meech Creek (2019).
P16 Meech Valley (2019).
Pine Road, Chelsea No 4 (2019).
Entering the park (2019).
Bowen’s dream (2019).
Over the past five decades I’ve worked in different creative mediums ̶ painting, photography, filmmaking, printmaking, graphic sand book design. My early oil portrait paintings blended soft edges and textures, attempting to draw out characters with intangible moods and dark emotions. In the last few years I’ve been using acrylics and creating images with more defined edges, focusing on contemporary interpretations of still life and landscapes. These paintings use a limited palette, creating simplified and 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
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November 21st - December 29th
Selected paintings 1997 - 2018
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