About Me

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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, November 23, 2015

New painting: Edgartown Lighthouse Sunrise - Martha's Vineyard

Taking a break from Nantucket paintings and doing some from my other favorite place, Martha's Vineyard. It's another place I like to get painting inspiration. My friends and I go in June, stay at the Hostel and bike the island. This is the Edgartown Lighthouse at Sunset. If interested, you can buy some items based on this image at fineartamerica  or mugs or bags via Zazzle

Monday, November 16, 2015

new painting: Fishing Boat - Tybee Island, Georgia

I get painting subjects from many places. This one is from a friend who was visiting her daughter in Savannah Georgia and posted pictures on FB. I have ongoing approval from friends and a few professionals who post their pics of FB to paint them. I love doing fishing boat scenes. Official name: Fishing Boats - Tybee Island Georgia. As usual, you can purchase items based on this image from Fine Art America and bags and mugs from Zazzle

Friday, November 6, 2015

New Painting: Brant Point Fisherman - Nantucket

Another painting of one of my favorite places, Nantucket, known by some people as #myhappyplace. The Brant Point Lightouse is oneof the main landmarks of the island. As you come in via ferry, it dos a half circle around it to get into doc and many time you will see people fishing from its shore. This is a painting of a fisherman baiting his hook. As usual you can buy a Mug or bag from Zazzle or merchandise from Fineartamerica