Artist Statement

"I am fascinated by, and therefore want to capture on my canvass, the patterns of light and shadow, as they pass through my scene. This enables me to paint vastly different subject matter, because I am not painting a person, city, mountains, sofa, or flower. I am only painting the light."

Jim Carson 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 has received a number of awards in both local and national shows, and gives both outdoor and indoor workshops throughout the United States.

Jim is known for his creative color balance and bold and expressive brushwork.

He is a member of Plein Air Painters of the South East (PAP-SE), an associate member of the Oil Painters of America, and a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society.


( Shown Below: Jim painting in Door County, Wisconsin


( Shown Below: Jim painting with friend and mentor Jim Richards.)






Jim is presently represented by Ocmulgee Arts in Macon, GA, The Gallery in Flat Rock in Flat Rock, N.C.,The Art Source in Raleigh,N.C., and The Frame Shoppe, Augusta, GA.

. Contact Jim:Studio - 828.749.3702 email -

Shown at left:, Jim with friend and mentor Marianne Dunn

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