JEANNE ROSIER SMITH l Pastel l Landscape, Seascape, and Still Life

Award-winning artist Jeanne Rosier Smith studied art at Georgetown University and at the New Jersey Center for Visual Art as well as the DuCret School of Art in New Jersey.  After earning her PhD and spending ten years teaching college English, she began painting professionally when her youngest child started school in 2004.  Since then, Jeanne has attained highest honors and worldwide recognition as a pastel artist and teacher of this soft medium.

Where sea meets shore I find a clash of opposites—motion and stillness, wet and dry, warm and cool—and also a place of light, life, and turning tides. Constant change in light, tides, winds, and the rhythm of the seasons also promise the infinite. I find the sea to be both a natural expression of our human world, and a healing balm for it. Nature’s beauty and our connection to it inspire my painting, and the sea most of all continues to draw me to its edge, again and again.

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Award-winning artist Jeanne Rosier Smith studied art at Georgetown University and at the New Jersey Center for Visual Art as well as the DuCret School of Art in New Jersey.  After earning her PhD and spending ten years teaching college English, she began painting professionally when her youngest child started school in 2004.  Since then, Jeanne has attained highest honors and worldwide recognition as a pastel artist and teacher of this soft medium.

Since first touching pastels more than a decade ago, Smith fell in love with the direct touch and velvety richness of pastels.  She is known for her active, dramatic wave paintings,  her opulent still lifes, and her expressive portraits.  Jeanne spent a year living in Nice, France in a dorm room with a sea view, and this began her lifelong love of the water — one she is currently exploring in her wave series. She returns to the cape and islands year round, and she's fascinated with the challenge and potential of painting crashing water with dry pastel. 

Smith is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Connecticut Pastel Society and the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, and a Copley Master of the Copley Society in Boston, New York's Salmagundi Club, and the Academic Artists. A recent honor was the opportunity to demonstrate in pastel at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston as part of the activities for the William Merritt Chase exhibition. Jeanne has published numerous articles in the Pastel Journal, a publication of F + W Media, International Artist Magazine, and The American Art Collector.  Her pastel paintings have been chosen to be among the 100 Best for several years running in the magazine's international juried competition.

   Summer of Love    20 x 60 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $7800

Summer of Love  20 x 60 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $7800

  Rise and Shine  20 x 40 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $5400

Rise and Shine 20 x 40 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $5400

   Summer Dreaming     20 x 24 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /  $3300

Summer Dreaming  20 x 24 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /  $3300

   On the Edge    16 x 20 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $2200

On the Edge 16 x 20 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $2200

   Morning Mist    11 x 14  pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith    /   $1100

Morning Mist  11 x 14  pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith    /   $1100

   Sea Salt    16 x 24 pastel  by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $2650

Sea Salt 16 x 24 pastel  by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $2650

 REFRESH I and II diptych Two 18 x 18 pastels by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /  $4400

REFRESH I and II diptych Two 18 x 18 pastels by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /  $4400

  Fast Flip   8 x 12 pastel  by Jeanne Rosier Smith /  $800

Fast Flip  8 x 12 pastel  by Jeanne Rosier Smith /  $800

   The Anniversary    24 x 36 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $5200

The Anniversary  24 x 36 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $5200

   Nauset Sands    20 x 40 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $5400

Nauset Sands  20 x 40 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $5400

   Shades of Blue   18 x 24 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $2900

Shades of Blue 18 x 24 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $2900

   Sail Away    7 x 14  Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /  $800

Sail Away  7 x 14  Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /  $800

   Late Summer Sky    12 x 24 PAstel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $2400

Late Summer Sky 12 x 24 PAstel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $2400

   Morning Routine     6 x 8 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $425

Morning Routine   6 x 8 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $425

   Red Boat     6 x 8 pastel  by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /  $425

Red Boat   6 x 8 pastel  by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /  $425

   Light Show    (diptych)  16 x 32 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $3400

Light Show  (diptych)  16 x 32 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $3400

   A Welcome Sight    8 x 16 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $1000

A Welcome Sight  8 x 16 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $1000

   Double Play     16 x 20 pastel  by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $2200

Double Play   16 x 20 pastel  by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $2200

   Brisk    16 x 36 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $4000

Brisk 16 x 36 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $4000

   Beyond Blue   18 x 24 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $2900

Beyond Blue 18 x 24 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $2900

   Salt Air       27 x 40 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $6800

Salt Air    27 x 40 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $6800

   Flash Dance    7 x 11  pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $600

Flash Dance  7 x 11  pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $600

   Early Morning Light    24 x 24 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $4500

Early Morning Light  24 x 24 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $4500

   Lucky Break    18 x 36 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /  $4400

Lucky Break  18 x 36 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /  $4400

   September Splash     16 x 8 pastel   by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $1200

September Splash   16 x 8 pastel   by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $1200

   Wild Wandering       6 x 12 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /  $575

Wild Wandering     6 x 12 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /  $575

   Stone Tide    20 x 24 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $3000

Stone Tide  20 x 24 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith  /   $3000

   Beach Access    15 x 30 Pastel   /   $3200

Beach Access 15 x 30 Pastel   /   $3200

   Fresh Take     12 x 24  pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $2200

Fresh Take   12 x 24  pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /   $2200

Like all the Gallery 31 Fine Art artists, Jeanne's sole gallery on Cape Cod is Gallery 31 Fine Art. 


   Beyond the Bluff     9 x 9 pastel      /   $675

Beyond the Bluff   9 x 9 pastel      /   $675

   Road to Chapin's Beach      16 x 20  pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /    $2000

Road to Chapin's Beach    16 x 20  pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith   /    $2000

   Three Fresh Figs     6 x 8Pastel   /   $425

Three Fresh Figs   6 x 8Pastel   /   $425

   Fresh Greens and Blues    11 x 14   /   $1100

Fresh Greens and Blues  11 x 14   /   $1100

   Speed    12 x 16  Pastel   /   $1600

Speed 12 x 16  Pastel   /   $1600