Russ is an award-winning Canadian contemporary realist painter and illustrator. His artwork uses the immediacy of realism to capture everyday, contemplative moments that might otherwise slip away and invites viewers to imagine narratives that may exist beyond the paint on canvas.

He is also a film enthusiast (ie. film geek) and has a (healthy?) obsession with the art and craft of the cinema which has always been a big source of inspiration for his art and illustration.

He lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with his wife, son, and their rambunctious German Shepherd rescue dog.


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