About the Artist:
Jeanne Rosier Smith grew up painting, but first discovered pastel when a box of Nupastels arrived in the mail from an uncle in Massachusetts, 20 years ago. "You might enjoy these," he said. He had no idea. She studied art at Georgetown University and later at the DuCret School of Art in New Jersey. After earning a Ph.D. in English and teaching college English for ten years, she made the switch to full time professional art in 2000. She now maintains a Pastel Studio school, teaches around the country, and is represented by several East Coast galleries. Her subjects are diverse: landscape, portrait, food, and the sea.