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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, May 26, 2015

Guest artist - Paula Strawn - paints baby's medical helmets

Artists paint to make the world a better place. Its not just canvases we can paint on, but also necessary, but drab things that an artists touch can lift peoples spirits. One of those things is baby medical helmets by artist Paula Strawn. The helmets are used to re-shape the skulls of babies born with flat head syndrome. It lifts the spirits of the familes  and hospital staff that work with them. And the kids waering them look in the mirror and see something cool on their head and will not try to take it off. Baby thinks he looks cool. There are adult head trauma patients who could benefit form this, too.
This is just one way artist can make the world around the a nicer, more colorful place. What do you see in your world that would benefit from your talent.

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