Roan Mountain en plein air

One of the greatest displays of God’s beauty in creation is found on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. One of the greatest times of the year to visit is June, when the rhododendrons and azaleas are in bloom. This unique place is Roan Mountain.

I was privileged this year to attend a week long camping trip with my good friends and fellow artists, Scott Boyle, Craig Franz and Craig Richards. We usually camp down the mountain at the Roan Mountain State Park campground, which is a nice quiet friendly place…I highly recommend it. The weather is always “iffy” up there so, be prepared for anything: cold, rain, sun, bugs, etc… This is one of the only places I’ve ever been in June and still had to wear long johns.

Below are some of my paintings from the trip:

plein air painting of Flame azaleas on Roan Mountain by North Carolina artist Jeremy Sams
Early morning on Roan Mountain 8×10 acrylic *sold

 

 

plein air painting of Flame azaleas on Roan Mountain by North Carolina artist Jeremy Sams
“Holy Ground” 10×8 acrylic

 

plein air painting of  red spruce forest on Roan Mountain by North Carolina artist Jeremy Sams
“Red Spruce Forest” 10×8 acrylic

 

Appalachian Trail at Roan Mountain plein air painting 10x8 acrylic
Appalachian Trail at Roan Mountain plein air painting 10×8 acrylic

 

Wildflowers on Jane Bald plein air painting by North Carolina artist Jeremy Sams
Wildflowers on Jane Bald 8×10 acrylic

 

plein air painting of clouds at Cloudland Roan Mountain by North Carolina artist Jeremy Sams
Cloud study at Cloudland, Roan Mountain. 8×10 acrylic

 

North Carolina artist Jeremy Sams Plein air painting on Roan Mountain
Enjoying the morning on Roan Mountain

Contact me for prices and availability of the paintings. Some are currently available at Alta Vista Gallery in Valle Crucis, NC.