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 hometown 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.
From the year 2006-2008, he served as the president of the Tallahassee Watercolor Society.