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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

Friday, April 8, 2011

Reception at Franklin Lakes Library

My year long program of displaying in Bergen County libraries reaches a bit of a high point in May when I go to the Franklin Lakes library. This town is one of the richer towns in Bergen. They offer a chance to have a reception to promote your exhibit there and I'm taking them up on it. It will be Sat May 7th from 2 to 4. No alcohol allowed, but some kind of light refreshment is allowed. I've sent out an invite to all my Facebook friends. I attend church at First Baptist Hackensack so they will be invited. I attend several church singles groups, so they are being invited also. Im treading into uncharted territory, so we will see what happens.

I will be getting an idea of what it will look like when my friend Denise Frawley has hers this Saturday the 9th. Hers is a photography exhibit. It will also feature her Kermit the Frog collection, which is extensive. Check out her blog - http://denisekeeganphotography.blogspot.com.

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