Jeanne Rosier Smith- Embrace, Pastel, 24 x 24 inches

Jeanne Rosier Smith

Jeanne Rosier Smith grew up painting, but first discovered pastel when she received a gift box in the mail 20 years ago. Seven years later, she left her career as a college English professor and switched to professional art full time. She teaches around the country, and is represented by several East Coast galleries. Smith is best known for her seascapes and produced a 3-DVD series of instructional videos on painting seascapes. She is the 2019 recipient of the Cape Ann Museum Residency Fellowship, and spent a month painting on Cape Ann. Last year, Jeanne served as education consultant to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for their popular 19th Century French Pastels exhibit, where she also presented gallery talks and painting demonstrations. She has also shown her work at the National Arts Club and museums around the country.

Jeanne has won numerous top awards, including First Place in Pastel Journal Magazine’s 2019 Top 100 landscape competition, an honor she also took in 2017.  She is also known for her New England landscapes painted in all seasons. It is the light—falling on snow, filtering through trees, or lighting up that crest of a wave that creates the magic in her pastel paintings.

Smith is a Master Artist with the Copley Society, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the American Society of Marine Artists, an International Association of Pastel Societies Masters Circle member, a member of the Connecticut Pastel Society, the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, the Salmagundi Club, and Academic Artists of America. Her work has appeared in many magazines and she is a regular contributor to the Pastel Journal. Her paintings are in collections on five continents.