Russ is an award-winning Canadian contemporary realist painter and illustrator. His work 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 enjoys the art and craft of the cinema which has always been a big source of inspiration for his art and illustration.

He lives in Victoria, British Columbia with his wife, son, and their rambunctious German Shepherd rescue dog.


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