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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

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Exhibit #2 of the First Baptist Summer Art Gallery 2014

Today I put up the 2nd exhibit of the my church's Summer Art  Gallery. I posted the following "press release"  on the church's FB and Twitter pages.

Press Release
Subject: 2nd annual First Baptist Summer Art Gallery exhibit #2
For: Immediate release
From the office of the Curator
The Curator is pleased to announce the opening of Exhibit # 2 of The First Baptist Summer Art Gallery in the hallway of the Leach Memorial Auditorium. We are presenting 2 of the congregation's artists
Art Works by Roly
Roly Medois is one our song worship leaders. His art work comes in several forms - drawing, painting and photography. Our favorite shows the church surrounded by various musical forms

The Art of Bev Orwig
Bev is a long time member of the church. Her daughter is married to one of our missionaries, John Mitchell. We have here a selection of works in various forms - painting, pastel and crossstitch

Future exhibitors (other than me) have yet to come forward. This is open to young and old on all levels. One hope is we can encourage the young artist to continue their efforts.


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