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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, June 8, 2015

I'm curating my church's 3rd annual Summer Art Gallery

Two years ago, I instituted the First Baptist Hackensack Summer Art Gallery. My church's school has been displaying th art class's student art on the main board in the gym entrance way, so I decided to start summer art gallery for the members of the church to display thier talents, once the school lets out for the summer. It has been rather successful.  I've included poetry, crocheting, architecural drawings, photography and any other visual, hangeable product no matter how old or young, whatever talent level. We've had as young as 8 and as old as 93. So now its time to begin the third one.

I post "press releases" in the church's weekly bulletin, on its web-page and FB age announcing that its coming up and issuing a call for artists to enter. It opens Father's Day. Pictures to come.

Press release
From: Office of The Curator
Subject: First Exhibitions for the 2015 Summer Art Gallery
For: Immediate release
The Curator is please to anounce the participants in the first exhibition of the 2015 Summer Art Gallery oprninh on Fathers Day, June 20th
The Art of Jack Mckenzie - The paintings he has finished in the past year
The Crocheted Wreaths of Shirley Morales - She will be displaying 16in wreaths depiciting the seasons, Christmas and a patriotic theme
We are looking for more artistcally talented people to display what they can do. Young or old, seasoned or just beginning. 

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