Pastel Painter of Seascapes, Landscapes, and the Still Life

“Simple Pleasures” Solo Exhibition of New Work in Pastel of the Sea in progress

Saturday, August 10 “Abstracts Attract” Group Show with Reception 4 to 6pm

Jeanne Rosier Smith

Jeanne Rosier Smith

Internationally acclaimed ward-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 beautiful, soft, dry medium.

Since first touching pastels many years 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.  In college 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, a Copley Master of the Copley Society in Boston, as well as a member of New York's Salmagundi Club and 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 and French Impressionists’ exhibitions. 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. Her latest took first place in landscape for a wave painting of the national seashore on Cape Cod.

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.
Open Air   60 x 20 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $7800

Open Air 60 x 20 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $7800

Endless Blue   60 x 20” Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $7800

Endless Blue 60 x 20” Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $7800

Nature’s beauty and our connection to it inspire my painting, and the sea most of all continues to draw me to its shore, again and again.
Falling In Love   40 x 20” Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith  SOLD

Falling In Love 40 x 20” Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith SOLD

Simple Pleasures   20 x 12 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1800

Simple Pleasures 20 x 12 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1800

Afternoon Warmth   24 x 18 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $2900

Afternoon Warmth 24 x 18 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $2900

The Best Is Yet To Come   24 x 36 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $5200

The Best Is Yet To Come 24 x 36 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $5200

Sweet Goodbye   20 x 12 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1800

Sweet Goodbye 20 x 12 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1800

All That Glitters   16 x 12 Pastel by jeanne Rosier Smith $1600

All That Glitters 16 x 12 Pastel by jeanne Rosier Smith $1600

Dawn Breaks   30 x 15” Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $3000

Dawn Breaks 30 x 15” Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $3000

Out of the Clear Blue   20 x 16 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $2200

Out of the Clear Blue 20 x 16 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $2200

Ocean Splash   20 x 10 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1400

Ocean Splash 20 x 10 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1400

Swept Away   12 x 16 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1600

Swept Away 12 x 16 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1600

Bathing Beauty   36 x 18 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $4400

Bathing Beauty 36 x 18 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $4400

Window Dressing   9 x 12 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $800

Window Dressing 9 x 12 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $800

Sunset on the Flats   8 x 10 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $500

Sunset on the Flats 8 x 10 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $500

Puddle Jumper 12 x 16 Pastel   by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1600

Puddle Jumper 12 x 16 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1600

The Long View   6 x 12 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $550

The Long View 6 x 12 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $550

Jubilee   12 x 16 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1600

Jubilee 12 x 16 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1600

Savor   16 x 12 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1600

Savor 16 x 12 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1600

Miles and Miles   10 x 20 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith /$1550

Miles and Miles 10 x 20 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith /$1550

Azure   12 x 20 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1600

Azure 12 x 20 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $1600

Simple Joys   18 x 24 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $2900

Simple Joys 18 x 24 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $2900

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

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

Nauset Dunes   9 x 12 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith / $750

Nauset Dunes 9 x 12 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith / $750

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

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

Wave Dance  10 x 27 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith / $2000

Wave Dance 10 x 27 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith / $2000

Sea Green  7 x 14 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith / $800

Sea Green 7 x 14 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

Flower Market   9 x 12” Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $800

Flower Market 9 x 12” Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $800

Beach Access   16 x 32 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith / $3500

Beach Access 16 x 32 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith / $3500

Whisper   15 x 15 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith / $1550

Whisper 15 x 15 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith / $1550

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


Ocean’s Roar   14 x 22 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith / $2400

Ocean’s Roar 14 x 22 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith / $2400

Road to Chapin's Beach   16 x 20 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $2200

Road to Chapin's Beach 16 x 20 pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $2200

Fire and Ice   12 x 6 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $600

Fire and Ice 12 x 6 Pastel by Jeanne Rosier Smith $600