Richard Bourne Art

Muse main main Matt Bellamy has taken possession of the Canvas Music painting of 'Time Is Running Out'. The guys offered the best seats in the house to Richard and the show at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne was fantastic. Here is Richard pictured with tour manager Greg.

Very pleased to announce that the guys from OMD have acquired the 'Canvas Music' to their top 3 song 'Souvenir' after meeting Richard in Frankfurt. Co-writer Paul Humphreys thought it was 'really cool' and fellow artist Martin Cooper 'really loved the concept and thought processes'' behind the idea.

'Canvas Music' Comes Alive!

After six years of work the exhibition of the 'Canvas Music' concept was unveiled to the public on September 1st, 2015 at the Ministry Halls in Gozo viewing Richard's interpretations of songs by music artists based on his unique system of six formulas. Some great press ensued including The Times and The Independent and the reaction was outstanding from an extremely acknowledgeable audience. Thanks to curator Simon Sultan Harkins for a wonderful job done.

Welcome to the website of the award winning artist Richard Bourne. Find out more about his unique 'Canvas Music' style of abstract contemporary art where he invented a system to paint any song ever written. You can also find out about his exhibitions, commissions and current news.

Muse obtain 'Time Is Running Out'

Exhibition Extension

The current exhibition has been extended and transferred to the Ghajnsielem Tower for a further two weeks until 19th October due to demand & pleasingly it will include an extra 8 pieces of work including further 'Canvas Music' by Depeche Mode, U2, Nik Kershaw, Yazoo, Radiohead, Muse, Winter Moods, Airport Impressions & Amy Winehouse. 

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Depeche Mode Exhibition

What started out as a Depeche Mode exhibition 6 years ago expanded to such an extent that over 70 paintings of songs by over 50 music artists were available for this first 'Canvas Music' exhibition. The opening in September showcased the first 22 of these works and after two weeks another 12 pieces were added and when the exhibition was extended a further 8 pieces were unveiled to the public. Over 40 works by over 30 different artists were unveiled for the first time.  A listing of those available can be found on the commissions page.

Contact us at or through Simon Sultana Harkins  the European Arts Representative at

News: June 2016. The original paintings that are still availalable from the 'Canvas Music' exhibition are available to purchase.  Please contact us for more information at or through our European Art Representative Simon Sultana Harkins at

Music Artists

With over 30 music artists represented at the exhibition including Depeche Mode, Coldplay, U2 Madonna, Eric Clapton,  John Lennon, Amy Winehouse, Radiohead, Snow Patrol, Yello, Shirley Bassey, Squeeze, Radiohead, The Doors, Kylie etc we were delighted that 3 of the artists turned up to view  their paintings including Karel Fialka.

The home of 'Canvas Music' - Where Art and Music meet!