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James (Jim) Smythe 

Painter of the Smoky Mountains & NC Coast


While a professor of drawing and painting at a college near the Great Smoky Mountains of NC my art works were accepted in over 100 competitive and invitational arts shows, and I won more than 20 art awards. I enjoyed gallery representation in four southeastern states and in Philadelphia. During this time my artwork progressed from non-objective sculptures and paintings to figure paintings.

Since becoming a full time landscape painter I have exhibited in regional art shows at the Sawtooth Center (Winston-Salem, NC), the Anderson County Art Center (Anderson, SC), and the Bascom-Louise Gallery (Highlands, NC). I have held one-person shows at the Roanoke Island Festival Park Art Gallery (Manteo, NC), Ghost Fleet Art Gallery (Nags Head, NC) and Space Gallery (Waynesville, NC).

More recently I have been painting man's best friend as shown in the photo above. I painted this dog as a demon at an outdoor art show in Highlands, NC, summer 2011.

My paintings can be seen at the following galleries: Mainstreet Artists' Co-Op, Uptown Gallery, Gallery One and at Zanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, web studio.  



Born in Hampton, VA; Studied with regional realist Barclay Sheaks at Warwick High School; Travel to England and Mexico.

College, Degree & Major:

East Carolina University (BS; art education and painting)

Virginia Commonwealth University (MFA; painting and sculpture)

Columbia University (post graduate study in higher education)

See my blog and read my thinking about the  paintings I have produced at jamessmythe.wordpress.com


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All paintings displayed are the property of the artist and may not be duplicated in any manner, modified or used commercially or for profit without the written permission of James E. Smythe.

Date: April 2012