Carson plein air exhibit, Dec. 15

Published 6:38pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Saluda Center will host a show of Jim Carson’s Paris and the French countryside oil paintings, which were painted on his three-week plein air painting trip to France last summer.

The show, titled “Paintings from Paris and the French Countryside”, will have an opening reception at the Saluda Center on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 5-7 p.m. The show will hang through Jan. 15.

Carson painted on site in Paris, including Luxemberg Gardens, as well as in Alfred Sisley’s home town of Moret Sur Loing, and many other villages and pastoral scenes.

Carson has been juried into a number of Plein Air Festivals, including ones in Easton, Maryland, Door County, Wisconsin, Richmond.Va., and Cashiers, N.C.

Carson has kept the paintings from France in one body, even those that have already sold. After this exhibition, the paintings will be separated to a number of different galleries that carry Carson’s work. A portion of any sales will go to the Saluda Center.

Carson’s next workshop, Jan. 24-26, 2013, titled “Painting in the Studio” is full, but there is a waiting list.

For more information, go to, email,or call 828-749-3702.

– article submitted by Jim Carson

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