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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, August 13, 2012

September Library Art Show - Montclair Public Library

The Monclair (NJ) show is another library show I set up a while ago, but did not forget about. Last week, I got a request from the library for the basic information and a few painting images to be used in publicity. Here's the library's webite Montclair

Meanwhile, the Washington Township Library show has generated little interest that Ive heard of. As I've written here, I've had a reception or two at these library shows and get little interest except from a few friends and family, so I'm don't bother with them any more.

quote : For the mystic what is how.  For the craftsman how is what.  For the artist what and how are one.  ~William McElcheran

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