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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, November 19, 2013

Art site spotlight - Art Therapy Without Borders Facebook Page

New category for my posting - Art Sites - websites, Facebook pages or whatever more or less fits. Today its one of my favorite Facebook pages  -  Art Therapy Without Borders. Their basic mission is -  Promoting international art therapy initiatives in mental health, healthcare, and education through social media worldwide. I have friends who do music, art and other such therapies in a number of nursing homes and hospitals, so I am doubly sympathetic to the concept.

What I love is all the artist encouragement "posters" that they post.  I am always sharing them on my regular and art FB pages and sometimes using them as a profile pic. check them out and check out the page and their web site

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