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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

Monday, July 30, 2012

Preparing for Washington Township show - the Patch interview

I've been getting ready for the Washington Township Library show. There's hangers for about 22 paintings, so I've been choosing and making cards, etc. Today, I get a call from the Westwood-Hillsdale patch correspondent for an interview about the show. Patch's are online newspapers for a particular town. Some have them, some don't. Washington Township is covered by the Westwood-Hillsdale patch. The WT library seems pretty much on top of things with their artist shows. The asked me for all sorts of info to give to the local media and apparently the local Patch needed more info. Check out the link below to this Patch. I put the paintings up on Wednsday. http://westwood-hillsdale.patch.com/

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