Saluda Center to host Carson plein air exhibit through January

Published 4:28 pm Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Saluda Center will host a show through January 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 include an opening reception at the Saluda Center on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 5-7 p.m. The show will hang through Jan. 15.

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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.

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 7493702.

– article submitted by Jim Carson