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Jim Carson, AIS, has been painting in both oil and acrylic for over 30 years.

Jim 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’s interest in art was dormant while law school, marriage, raising a family, and building a law practice took precedent.

About 30 years ago, Jim’s wife gave him a painting course for Christmas, and Jim has never looked back. This journey culminated in July, 2003, when Jim retired from law practice, moved to Saluda, N.C., and now paints full time.

Jim’s studio is on the second floor above the Saluda Grade Café, 40 E Main St, in Saluda, NC. Visitors are always welcome, by appointment or by chance, because Jim is often either out painting, giving a workshop or mentoring class, or painting in a plein air festival. While you can reach his studio from the café, it is best to walk through Pace Park (next to Pace Store) to the rear of the building. Jim’s studio not only serves as a working studio, but there are always some of his paintings on the walls, waiting on going to a gallery, and are for sale.

Jim is a member of Plein Air Painters of the South East (PAP-SE), a Signature member of the American Impressionist Society, and an Associate member Oil Painters of America. He has won numerous awards in both regional and national shows.

Jim gives workshops throughout the U.S., and mentoring classes in his studio. He is known for his harmonious color balance and bold brushwork.

Please stop by. Jim loves to talk about art.


JIM Carson

40 E Main St, 2nd Floor (by appointment or  by  chance)

Saluda, NC 28773

Phone: (828) 7493702