Contemporary expressionist paintings

Richard Austin

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Recent paintings

Pear William (2019).

Looking out at the world (2019).

Pine Road, Chelsea No 2 (2019).

Gatineau Park Wandering Sky (2019).

Grounded (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). 

Hay Lake retreat (2019). 

View from Mount Hamilton Road, California (2019). 

Pine Road, Chelsea No 4 (2019). 

Entering the park (2019). 

Bowen’s dream (2019). 

ARTIST STATEMENT

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

See several of my landscape paintings at

LA FAB ARTS CENTRE • Chelsea, Québec

212 Chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea, Québec, Canada

819-827-3326

Come visit the Christmas Art Show 2019 at LA FAB Arts Centre!

November 21st - December 29th

Selected paintings 1997 - 2018

BIOGRAPHY

FINE ART EXHIBITIONS

PUBLISHED PORTFOLIOS

2020

  • Gallerie Old Chelsea (scheduled Mar/Apr 2020)

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, Australia 

1992

  • New World Harbour View Hotel Wanchai Gallery - Hong Kong

1982

  • Westmount Libraryl 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

Thank you for taking the time to view my art!