2012 Guest Artist, Eluster Richardson

Eluster Richardson’s art strikes a soulful chord. “Uplifting, inspiring, and enlightening” are words frequently used to describe the experience. Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, Eluster began painting as a child in the third grade. His works have won numerous awards and have been exhibited in a variety of settings, including the Museum of Florida History, Lemoyne Art Foundation, Florida State Museum of Art, Leepa–Rattner Museum of Art, and Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Eluster prefers painting people because, “people are such a challenge” and he especially enjoys painting children. His daughter Jasmine has been the subject of many of his compelling portraits. He is adept in oil and pencil, but his medium of preference is watercolor.

Eluster currently maintains a studio in his home town of Tallahassee. His fascination with history, particularly the people and places of North Florida, has resulted in a body of work that is treasured by history and art lovers of the region. He is the Artist-in-Residence for the Riley House Museum and Resource Center of African-American History and Culture, which houses his collection of historical works. Eluster is the current Chairman of the Board at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy, Florida.

See Eluster’s latest works at elusterart.com