Richard H Eyster Exhibits at Richard Boyd Art Gallery

  • June 06, 2022

Join Richard Boyd Art Gallery in welcoming Massachusetts based artist Richard H Eyster to the group of artists represented by the gallery in Southern Maine.  Richard is a highly regarded fine artist whose medium of choice is watercolor. 

His paintings are created using a dry-brush technique with an absolute minimum of water, the paint dries quickly and deeply, allowing layers of light and hue to emerge through the image.  The finely detailed work invested in each painting often consumes three to five months.  A single leaf might take a week for the precise layering of color.

Whether celebrating the lush ripeness of summer berries or conveying a shell scape on the ocean floor, the work is built on a deep and evocative power.

Stop in Richard Boyd Art Gallery to see several of his original watercolor paintings on exhibit in CONTRASTS an exhibition of visual arts opening July 1st at 10:00 a.m.   

About the Artist

As a little boy growing up in Ohio, Richard Eyster almost certainly had crayons placed in his hands a little too insistently.  His parents were both professional artists, as was his maternal grandfather.  His mother pushed him a little too hard, entering his work in contests, and finishing an early portrait he had been working on.  No doubt offered with the best of intentions, it was the wrong thing to have done.  By the time he was 13, he wanted very little do with the world of art.

Jump ahead more than three decades.  Eyster is married and the father of three daughters living in Brooklyn – and trying to make his way through a painful time in his personal life.  He begins working with an elderly psychoanalyst, two and then three times a week.

In the process, he begins to understand the liberating power of confronting his own discomfort.  And he discovers that now, at last, he can come back to his art to make it his own.  The medium is drybrush watercolor.  Working Kolinsky sable brushes and an absolute minimum of water, the pigment dries quickly and deeply on heavy archival French paper, allowing layers of luminous color to emerge through the image.

For a long time, he paints quietly on the side, still working full-time in schools.  But his art is being recognized – and is shown in the National Arts Club (NY), the American Watercolor Society at the Salmagundi Club (NY), and National Academy of Design (NY).  He has solo gallery shows in New York, in Vermont, in Maine, and in Massachusetts.

Now living by the ocean on Boston’s North Shore, he finally leaves his education career behind in 2015.  He founds Time Let Me Play and Uneasy Truce Studios and devotes his energy and imagination full-time to the pursuit of his art.

About Richard Boyd Art Gallery

Richard Boyd Art Gallery an owner operated fine arts gallery represents a diverse group of nationally renowned and established artists.  The gallery exhibits original paintings in a range of styles from multiple genres, limited edition bronze sculptures, and a select offering of works in clay.  Exhibitions change monthly so clients and visitors always discover something new and exciting when visiting the gallery.

The gallery is open year round.  From the first of April through the end of October the gallery is open between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily.  From the first of November through the end of March the gallery is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Additional days and times by chance or scheduled by appointment.

For more information about Richard Eyster and the exhibit contact the gallery by phone (207)-712-1097, email or visit the gallery’s website .

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15 Epps Street
Portland  ME  04108