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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

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Maywood Library Show, new cards, interview and Linkedin

Well, my show at the Maywood, NJ library is finally up and running. Here's the slideshow of the paintings involved.


My new artist business cards from Vistaprint should be here my Saturday. They have my Fishing Boats - Tarifa Spain painting on them. Cant wait to see how they come out.

Tomorrow I sit for an interview with Susan Clark, an friend who works for the North Jersey Media Group and wants to put the show in her paper. Another friend, Denise Frawley, will also be there to be interviewed since she is going to be showing her photographs at the Maywood library at the same time. Susan wants to use the two friends displaying at the same time hook for the story.

I am a member of the Art Professionals Worldwide group on Linkedin and posted the show on that site too.



  1. you can also post your exhibits on fine art america too under events, thats what i did for my show.

  2. WOW, Jack...you're a busy guy. Glad to read that things are going so well!