Jim Carson Studio

Second floor above The Azalea Bistro at 30 East Main St. Saluda, NC 28773

June 29 - July 2
July 13 - 16

August 3 - 6 




Making Color Pop

We will learn how to make those NOT out of the tube colors, and how to use them. This will make your paintings have a more professional look and feel. A color "pops" not because it is garish, but because of what color it goes next to. On the first day, I will do a demonstration and talk until about lunch. The students will paint in the PM and all day the next two or three days, and I go from easel to easel. Design, value  and spontaneity will also be covered.

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 has been accepted in The American Impressionist Society National Exhibition in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019, winning the Associate Member Award of Excellence in 2015, and becoming a Signature Member in 2016.
Jim has been accepted in The Oil Painters of America Salon Exhibition in 2016 and 2018, the Eastern Regional Exhibition in 2013, 2018, and 2019, and The Oil Painters of America National Exhibition in 2014 and 2019, winning the Neil Patterson Award of Excellence in 2019.
Jim is also a member of Plein Air Painters of the South East (PAPSE)
Honorable Mention in Plein Air Richmond.