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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, February 10, 2015

From the Red Dot Blog - Six mistakes artists make seeking gallery representation

All artists would like to be represented by an art gallery. Most of us neophytes go about it without a clue as to what is required to achieve this. Its nice to hear from a gallery owner or a professional artist who has made it as to what is required and what to expect.  Jason Horejs of he Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona in this entry in the Red Dot Blog gives us six common mistakes artists make when approaching a gallery
I know my biggest one would be -
Mistake #2: Producing insufficient work to sustain gallery sales.
This is a good read, so check it out.

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