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Russ is an award-winning Canadian contemporary realist painter and illustrator, with a focus on faces and figures. His artwork is traditionally hand-drawn & painted using a variety of mediums including acrylics, oils, and coloured pencils.

Russ has also been a film enthusiast ever since seeing Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in theatres as an eight-year-old in 1989. The art and craft of cinema was, and remains, a primary source of inspiration for his artwork, illustration and design. Russ is largely self-taught and has been drawing faces from a young age, but also incorporates design techniques and digital enhancements informed by his training and experience in the architectural design industry.  

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

Available and interested in movie, tv and pop culture related artwork: 

  • Officially licensed freelance work including movie posters, cover/box art, steelbooks, limited edition gallery work

  • Book cover art, magazine and editorial illustrations

  • Private group commissioned alternative movie posters

To hire Russ for official/licensed projects, please email him with a description of your project and applicable details to determine feasibility (timeline, art budget, availability of photo references, etc.):

You can also follow Russ on Instagram and Letterboxd to see his latest work, news, interests and movie ratings/reviews:

  • Instagram
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