8.14.18 Jim Carson – Magnolia Park in Montford



Summer is drawing to a close and the days are getting milder. Jim Carson presented a lively demo to a full house at Magnolia Park in the Montford district near downtown Asheville. There were a couple of glitches, including a truck and trailer parking in front of Jim’s subject! But all in all much to learn from this talented painter!


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Jim Carson was the managing partner in the law firm of  Chambless, Higdon and Carson, in Macon, Ga., where he  practiced law for 31 years.

Although always interested in drawing, even at an early age, Jim began taking painting lessons  in 1989, and his art journey culminated in 2003, when Jim retired from law practice, moved to Saluda, N.C., and now paints full time.

Jim is known for his creative color balance and bold and spontaneous brushwork.
Jim is a Signature Member of The American Impressionist Society, a member of Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAP-SE), and an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America. Jim won the Associate Member Award of Distinction in the 2015 National American Impressionist Society Exhibition, and one of his paintings was recently accepted in the AIS Small Works Showcase Juried Exhibition, held at Greenwich House Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 23- April 21, 2018.

Please see his website for contact information.  jimcarson.net

Another view from Magnolia Park done by Jim Carson prior to demo.

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Gallery of images from August 14

Note: The gallery photos were taken by  Sue Dolamore & Rosemarie Robuck