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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

Friday, January 8, 2016

artist spotlight: Doug DeWitt - Elemental

This artist spotlight is special because its family. My sister-in-law's (Julie DeWitt McKenzie) brother, Doug DeWitt, is an artist. He makes found object constructions- stick, stone, wire, rubber sheeting, and weathered boards of wood, creating an abstract narrative of the artist’s experience with a landscape. He's currently has an exhibit called Elemental at the McClean County Arts Center , Bloomington Illinois in Armstrong Gallery January 9 – February 27, 2016 The Artist Reception will be on Friday, January 22 from 5 - 7 pm. Check it out


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