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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, September 29, 2014

art poster - We all have an inner artist

Love this picture from the The academy of art FB Page that shows how the inner personality of the artist shines forth at all ages. The challenge for parents and teachers is to recognize it and channel it.

here's the caption that accompanied the photo -
 Forget the 'artist type'-- these are personalities inside of us... WE ALL HAVE AN INNER ARTIST who does not conform-- not out of rebellion, but because we are engaged in our own process of exploration and discovery- and we value it.

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