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Jack Skinner

Jack Skinner

Waltham, MA

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Currently living in Waltham, Massachusetts, I was born and raised in Watertown, Massachusetts. I graduated from Watertown High School in 1968, and I was accepted by Boston University School of Fine Arts and also Northeastern University by the College of Criminal Justice. Not wanting to become a "starving artist", I opted for studies in Law Enforcement. I kept art as a hobby.
I have been a police officer since 1972 for the Concord, Massachusetts Police Department. I am also a Police Composite Sketch Artist. Officially, I have been a police sketch artist since 1996. As a police sketch artist, aside from having a little ability in art one must possess good interviewing skills. It's the job of the artist to produce on paper a likeness of a "Bad Guy" from the memory of a witness or victim.This "likeness", unfortunately will never be a portrait, but more of a caricature, were the investigating officers can use it to identify suspects or eliminate potential suspects. I work with pencils and a BIG eraser.
As a Sketch Artist , I was taught by Rick and Carrie Parks of the Parks Institute for Forensic Art. They travel the country teaching police officers how to draw. I still attend their classes every several years for recertification as a Sketch Artist. I also attended the FBI Academy course on Facial Imaging in February, 2000.
After being placed in the middle of society's "little problems" on a daily basis, it is nice to come home and escape to my art for some relaxation. I mainly work with acrylics, since my last oil painting sat in the corner for 4 years gathering dust while it "dried". In 2009, I also began painting with pastels. I became a student of Jeanne Smith and still take much needed lessons in pastel. I am a member of the Concord Art Association and a juried artist member in the Cape Cod Art Association.

 

Rookie Working Christmas Eve by Jack Skinner

 

Early Christmas Morning Coffee by Jack Skinner

 

The Shiver and Shake Watch on Christmas Eve by Jack Skinner

 

HO HO GO... by Jack Skinner

 

Silent Knight by Jack Skinner

 

Misty Morning Mooring by Jack Skinner

 

The Proposal by Jack Skinner

 

Big Papi by Jack Skinner

 

Shello by Jack Skinner

 

In the Kayak by Jack Skinner

 

Woods and Snow at Two Below by Jack Skinner

 

Rainy November Afternoon Coffee by Jack Skinner

 

Charles River, Natick by Jack Skinner

 

The Bouys were hung on the shack with care by Jack Skinner

 

New England Winter Crossing by Jack Skinner

 

Thoreau's Cabin by Jack Skinner

 

Longfellow's Grist Mill In Winter by Jack Skinner

 

Wintery night at Thoreau's Cove by Jack Skinner

 

End of the Day by Jack Skinner

 

Ray Emerson's Old Barn by Jack Skinner

 

Old North Bridge in Winter by Jack Skinner

 

Winter Mountain Stream by Jack Skinner

 

Keene State College by Jack Skinner

 

Home of the Pats by Jack Skinner

 

Waterfall At Longfellow's Gristmill by Jack Skinner

 

Gristmill by Jack Skinner

 

Philz Coffee San Francisco by Jack Skinner

 

Nature's Lawn Ornament by Jack Skinner

 

Sunset At Sesuit Harbor by Jack Skinner

 

A Rainy Day Stroll with Mom by Jack Skinner

 

Red Sox number nine by Jack Skinner

 

Young Tom by Jack Skinner

 

Twilight at Fenway Park by Jack Skinner

 

Red Sox Number six by Jack Skinner

 

Fenway's Garden Gnome by Jack Skinner

 

Reminiscing The Good Old Days by Jack Skinner

 

Officer Picasso Police Sketch Artist by Jack Skinner

 

Go on Three...1....2.... by Jack Skinner

 

The Lemonade Stand by Jack Skinner

 

The Traffic Box by Jack Skinner

 

First Call...Breakfast by Jack Skinner

 

Gotcha by Jack Skinner

 

The Lonely Beat by Jack Skinner

 

Lost And Found by Jack Skinner

 

Fishing Trawler at Rest by Jack Skinner

 

Clouds over the Island by Jack Skinner

 

Sunset at Cape Cod Canal by Jack Skinner

 

A Salute to the Greatest Generation by Jack Skinner