JEANNE ROSIER SMITH

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.

 Pastel       I      Landscape, Seascape, and Still Life

Spring Opening Reception, "Summer Dreaming," Saturday, June 2 from 5 to 7pm

Summer Opening Reception, "Nauset Sands," Saturday, August 18 from 5 to 7pm

Artist Demo and Reception, Thursday, August 16, 5 to 7pm

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.

   Exhale!    Pastel  18 x 24  /   $2900

Exhale!  Pastel  18 x 24  /   $2900

   Summer Dreaming    20 x 24 pastel   /  $3300

Summer Dreaming 20 x 24 pastel   /  $3300

   Morning Mist    11 x 14  Passtel   /   $1100

Morning Mist  11 x 14  Passtel   /   $1100

   Sea Salt    16 x 24   Pastel   /   $2650

Sea Salt 16 x 24   Pastel   /   $2650

   Moonrise    12 x 12 Pastel   /   $1200

Moonrise 12 x 12 Pastel   /   $1200

  Fast Flip   8 x 12 pastel   /  $800

Fast Flip  8 x 12 pastel   /  $800

   Fresh Figs and Blue Cheese     6 x 8  Pastel   /   $425

Fresh Figs and Blue Cheese   6 x 8  Pastel   /   $425

   Morning Routine     6 x 8 Pastel    /   $425

Morning Routine   6 x 8 Pastel    /   $425

   Red Boat     6 x 8   Pastel   /  $425

Red Boat   6 x 8   Pastel   /  $425

   Turning Tides    22 x 39   /   $5200

Turning Tides  22 x 39   /   $5200

   Light Show    (diptych)  16 x 32   /   $3400

Light Show  (diptych)  16 x 32   /   $3400

   A Welcome Sight    8 x 16    /   $1000

A Welcome Sight  8 x 16    /   $1000

   Double Play     16 x 20   Pastel   /   $2200

Double Play   16 x 20   Pastel   /   $2200

   Brisk    16 x 36   /   $4000

Brisk 16 x 36   /   $4000

   Beyond Blue   18 x 24   /   $2900

Beyond Blue 18 x 24   /   $2900

   Salt Air       27 x 40   /   $6800

Salt Air    27 x 40   /   $6800

   Flash Dance    7 x 11   /   $600

Flash Dance  7 x 11   /   $600

   Early Morning Light    24 x 24   /   $4500

Early Morning Light  24 x 24   /   $4500

   Lucky Break    18 x 36    /  $4400

Lucky Break  18 x 36    /  $4400

   September Splash     16 x 8   Pastel   /   $1200

September Splash   16 x 8   Pastel   /   $1200

   Wild Wandering       6 x 12    /  $575

Wild Wandering     6 x 12    /  $575

   Stone Tide    20 x 24   /   $3000

Stone Tide  20 x 24   /   $3000

   Beach Access    15 x 30 Pastel   /   $3200

Beach Access 15 x 30 Pastel   /   $3200

                      Where I Long To Be   8 x 10 pastel   /   $675

                    Where I Long To Be  8 x 10 pastel   /   $675

   Fresh Take     12 x 24   /   $2200

Fresh Take   12 x 24   /   $2200

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


   Looking Up!     10 x 10 pastel    /   $750

Looking Up!   10 x 10 pastel    /   $750

   Beyond the Bluff     9 x 9 pastel      /   $675

Beyond the Bluff   9 x 9 pastel      /   $675

   Road to Chapin's Beach      16 x 20   $2000

Road to Chapin's Beach    16 x 20   $2000

 Jeanne painting a demo at Gallery 31 Fine Art.

Jeanne painting a demo at Gallery 31 Fine Art.

   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