Richard Hannaford Eyster is a highly-regarded artist whose medium is dry-brush watercolor. Working with an absolute minimum of water, the paint dries quickly and deeply, allowing layers of light and hue to emerge through the image.
Eyster's technique is primarily photosurrealistic, illuminating the most personal explorations in carefully detailed imagery. There is no ostensible "meaning" to his paintings.....the symbolism, if any, is unintentional and, at best, subconscious.
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, light, and shadow. His work is done on beautiful, heavy French archival paper. Each painting generally measures 22 x 30 inches (56 x 76 cm.).
The son of painters, Richard Eyster lives and works on Boston's North Shore. His work is in a number of private collections. He has had solo shows in Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont, and his work has appeared at the National Arts Club (NY), the American Watercolor Society at the Salmagundi Club (NY), and National Academy of Design (NY).