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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

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Library Show - Cliffside Park, New Jersey

Well, another month another library show in an attempt to get my artistic name out there. This month its the Cliffside Park Library. They have a really nice setup. The display area is not in some room that you have to know about to get there, but in the area to the left as you go in the main door. There are wall displays, but most of it is on very nice metal easels on top of chest high book cases, by the windows and in a reading area. There is a table in the middle and when I was setting up ther was a knitting club knitting away.

Please check the links above this post to see the pictures and the library's website. Here's a picture of the library

Quote: The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Francis Bacon

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