Creativity colors art display at Lemoyne

The Lemoyne Art Foundation, one of Tallahassee’s leading historic art museums, opened a joint exhibit called “Casting the Line,” Sept. 6.

This display combined the unique styles of artists Eluster Richardson and Cynthia Nunez.

Richardson combines beauty with deep roots of Southern culture in his elaborate, soul-nurturing paintings. This talented artist makes simple, everyday scenarios come to life with a wide variety of images.

Richardson, a Tallahassee native, has dedicated 40 years to his beloved form of self-expression.

“I want all of my paintings to be uplifting, to bring messages of high-spiritedness, happiness, realism and serenity,” Richardson said.

His wife, Leslie Richardson, said her husband is very passionate about his work. She said his greatest inspiration is his 10-year-old daughter, Jasmine, who is depicted in eight of his 26 paintings.

Richardson said he encourages young artists to invest time in cultivating their crafts.

“Build a strong foundation, don’t think you can do it all in one day,” he said.

Cynthia Nunez captures still-life objects with an array of dramatic colors and images. She paints on large, white canvases that make every picture seem disorderly and mysterious.

The museum will offer free entrance today.

Featured artists are scheduled to give a gallery talk. For gallery talk times or directions call 222-8800.