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Paramus, New Jersey, United States
No, this in not a blog about gardening in any way, but a journal of my journey to become a professional landscape painting artist. For years, I’ve given my paintings as wedding gifts without thinking of profiting in some way from it. I worked for 18 years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC as a computer programmer. I have been a painter since 1990, coincidentally, when I started working at the Met. I watched Bob Ross do his thing on Channel 13 in New York and decided I could do this, too. I have no formal training. I incorporate Bob's wet-on-wet technique for sky and water. My subject matter is covered bridges, lighthouses, fishing village scenes, barns, etc. Maine, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Nova Scotia and Spain are some of the places I have painted. My style is detailed and sometimes people think a photo of the painting is an actual photo of the scene. I hope to continue and grow in this medium. I also like to cook & dance. I am also a committed Christian. I am taking commissions - painting your landscapes style photos or your vacation home. Prices on request. contact me - Jackmck@juno.com my website is www.artofjackmckenzie.com

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Entering Art Center of Northern New Jersey juried show

The process continues.
I have been searching for any place I can display my paintings to get my name out there and I came across another juried art show at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey in New Milford, NJ, beginning Feb 7th. The title of the show is Celebrating Bergen County's Diversity. I called about the entry process and the application will be on-line tomorrow. Their website is: http://www.artcenter-nnj.org

There is also the Hackensack Art Club, which is affiliated with a few other art clubs, so I am checking them out. Their website is: http://www.hackensackartclub.com/

I'm also checking out the best ways to get prints made, so I'm going to all the framing shops to get ideas on this. I went to www.Vistaprint.com to check out prices for making greeting cards and it seems reasonable, but will be checking other places

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