The Beaufort Historic Site is thrilled to announce that the exceedingly talented Jim Carson is the featured artist for the 2019 Old Homes Tour & More. The art opening will be Saturday, June 8, in conjunction with the Old Homes Tour Kick Off Party and his paintings will be on display in the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery from June through July.

Jim Carson, AIS, has been painting in both oil and acrylic for over 30 years. Although always interested in drawing, even at an early age, Jim’s art was dormant while law school, marriage, raising a family, and building a law practice took precedent (he was the managing partner in the law firm of Chambless, Higdon and Carson, in Macon, Ga., where he practiced law for 31 years). About 30 years ago, his 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.

Known for his creative color balance and bold and spontaneous brushwork, Jim’s favorite subject matter is catching and carrying the light and shadow patterns through a painting, whether in an outdoor landscape, cityscape, interior, or still life.

BHA Executive Director Patricia Suggs says, “Jim was one of our most popular Fall Party artists! He appeals to everyone because of the way he manages to capture the rustic beauty of our area.”

Jim is a member of Plein Air Painters of the South East (PAP-SE), a Signature member of the American Impressionist Society, and an Associate member Oil Painters of America. He has won numerous awards in both regional and national shows.