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  • eBook Edition
    • 978-1-03-918274-5
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    • 978-1-03-918272-1
    • 8.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 212 pages
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    • 978-1-03-918273-8
    • 8.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 212 pages
  • Keywords
    • Raymond Chow artist,
    • Richmond BC tour,
    • souvenir art book,
    • Western Canadian artists,
    • Western Canada travel,
    • greater Vancouver area,
    • English-Chinese tour book

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Richmond 380
As Seen Through the Eyes of an Artist, bilingual edition 英/汉
by Gary Towne

This souvenir art book, the first in a series, depicts past and present scenes from Richmond, British Columbia, featuring the original works of renowned Vancouver artist Raymond Chow. Laid out in a virtual tour format, Richmond 380° as Seen Through the Eyes of an Artist is an entertaining way to get to know more about the region and its history, as well as the artist himself. It is both a unique keepsake, showcasing 150-line drawings and acrylic paintings, and a travel guide, complete with a route map and at-times witty commentary, written by BC native Gary Towne, recommending many places to visit and enjoy. So, sit back and enjoy a full-circle panoramic journey through the charming and beautiful area of Richmond.

Raymond Chow is a lifelong artist and musician. His grandparents immigrated to BC about a century ago, where they owned farms and stores. He spent much of his life in Greater Vancouver, showing and selling his art for decades at local galleries. Raymond recently moved to Nova Scotia, but he periodically returns for visits and art shows. The book’s concept creator and writer, Gary Towne, is a non-artist who appreciated Raymond’s work so much, he became his assistant. Gary hails from the Okanagan region, but he has been based in Greater Vancouver since the 1980s, when he is not on a travel adventure. Previously working in horticulture, Gary’s life trajectory fundamentally altered when he started travelling in Asia. Subsequently graduating from UBC, he later became an ESL teacher. The Chinese translation for Richmond 380° was executed by Gary’s wife, Kiki Wang, who he met in China while teaching there for a few years. Gary and Kiki both work in local public schools.


Gary Towne
Raymond Chow
Kiki Wang

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