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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, March 9, 2011

Northjersey.com article on my Maywood, NJ painting display and Paramus.Patch.com interview

This is the result of the interview amongst friends post. Sadly there are no pictures but its a pretty good article.


I will be having an interview Thursday with the Paramus Patch editor Myles Ma at the Maywood Library. There are Patchs for many towns, highlighting all events in that town. I had heard of them but never accessed them. Again the Ridge Diner group was the source of this. One of the men there, David, is a relative of the man doing the Paramus Patch, Myles Ma, so he contacted him and Myles was interested. I wish I had know this with the Paramus show!


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