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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.

 

Sunset on Cape Cod Bay by Jack Skinner

 

The Assabet River in winter by Jack Skinner

 

Covered Bridge Southern NH by Jack Skinner

 

Southern Arizona by Jack Skinner

 

Head Harbour Lighthouse by Jack Skinner

 

Autumn River by Jack Skinner

 

Touring Arizona by Jack Skinner

 

Motif One Rockport Harbor by Jack Skinner

 

Morning Pasture by Jack Skinner

 

The Toy Shop by Jack Skinner

 

Old North Bridge in Pastel by Jack Skinner

 

Bike Path Brook by Jack Skinner

 

Pears and Cheese by Jack Skinner

 

Water's Edge Farm by Jack Skinner

 

Sesuit Harbor at Sunset by Jack Skinner

 

Sailing in the Netherlands by Jack Skinner

 

Late Spring at Cold Storage Beach by Jack Skinner

 

Lighthouse at Flower Point by Jack Skinner

 

Winter Coastal Storm by Jack Skinner

 

March to the Beach by Jack Skinner

 

Kent Falls by Jack Skinner

 

Catherine's Sunrise by Jack Skinner

 

South Pacific Atoll by Jack Skinner

 

Honor by Jack Skinner

 

Ted by Jack Skinner

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Louisa May Alcott by Jack Skinner

 

Henry David Thoreau by Jack Skinner

 

Dad WW2 by Jack Skinner

 

Pemaquid lighthouse by Jack Skinner

 

Frank by Jack Skinner

 

Archie by Jack Skinner

 

Capt.Jack by Jack Skinner

 

The Duke by Jack Skinner

 

Butch Cassidy by Jack Skinner

 

Marilyn by Jack Skinner

 

Hank by Jack Skinner

 

Mikey by Jack Skinner

 

The Kitten by Jack Skinner

 

Eliot by Jack Skinner

 

TheGirls by Jack Skinner

 

Sandy Koufax by Jack Skinner