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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, July 5, 2011

New Library Show starts today - The Art of Jack McKenzie at Old Tappan Library.

Today I moved my art to Old Tappan library. I'm only doing one show this month and will probably do only one a month from now on. Its nice being in two places, but they need to be far apart geographically, so keeping up with them is a chore.

Old Tappan is in the Northeast corner of Bergen County, NJ. Getting in that section requires a lot of twists and turns to get to, but tends to be upscale. Old Tappan is one of those upscale communities. The town at the top of the upscale list is Alpine.

When you first come into the library, there's an easel by the main desk with the announcement of the show. Theres a picture of one of the paintings on top, hopefully to draw attention to it.
The show is divided into two spaces: the Main Room, which has about 10 paintings and the Community Room with about 16 more, It is also where my "artist setup" is: My bio, artist business cards and a guest book. Hopefully, despite it being Summer, that room will get a lot of use.

Here's the Old Tappan Library

and what you see as you come inside

Here's the res of the pictures of the show from my Facebook album http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150305786576474.390803.729976473&l=60af7f195f

I added the show to Northjersey.com's events calendar

as well as other online sites - Fineartanerica and Artfairinsiders. Hopefully this will generate some sales. We shall see!

Quote: Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis

1 comment:

  1. nice set up! That was nice of them to do the easel thing for you in the front when you walk in, show that they appreciate the artist who take the time to display their stuff! Good luck wtih this month!