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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). Over the last couple of years I have been successful in entering juried exhibitions featuring pastel paintings and I have won a couple of prizes. I am a member of both the Southeastern Pastel Society and the Appalachian Pastel Society where I am a board member (2014 - 2015). 

My paintings can be seen at the following galleries: Uptown Gallery in Franklin, NC,  Gallery One, in Sylva, NC, and at www.zanadugallery.com, Scottsdale, AZ, web studio.  

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)


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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: November 2014