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Fishing Skiffs by Joe Mac Kechnie
(Oil on Canvas)
Artist Joe Mac Kechnie is known for his expressive artwork involving the use of graphite, ink, pastel and paint. When asked about his goals as an artist, Mac Kechnie has remarked, "My purpose is to isolate, depict and capture the essence of a subject. I seek qualities that are elusive, difficult to discover and portray". He added, "For me, art has become a new language through which I can express my creativity and feelings. My greatest goal is to continue to expand my understanding of artistic techniques so they become the natural tools for laying down on canvas my ideas and emotions."
Tulips by Joe Mac Kechnie
(Acrylic on Paper)
Concerning his inspiration, Joe Mac Kechnie has stated the following, "The world provides me with an infinite canvas. Everything I see becomes subjects for my art through the mediums of graphite, ink, pastel and paint." Mac Kechnie added, "Painting for me is about sharing my view as I witness and savor the visual moment." Art critic Brian Sherwin noted, "Be it observing a street performer or sportsman... Joe Mac Kechnie is 'in' the moment – capturing the raw energy with each mark." Sherwin added, "These works are traces of action as seen by the artist – raw and real."
Street Rapper by Joe Mac Kechnie
(Oil on Canvas)
Artist Joe Mac Kechnie is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society. He is also involved with the National Pastel Society and Oil Painters of America. Mac Kechnie is represented by Kirsten Gallery, Cole Gallery and Buck County Gallery of Fine Art. You can learn more about Joe Mac Kechnie and his artwork by visiting www.jlmackechnie.com