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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.

 

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

 

Sunset Surfer by Jack Skinner

 

Blue Pitchers and Apples by Jack Skinner

 

Call out the Plows by Jack Skinner

 

Elm Street Bridge on a Winter's Morn by Jack Skinner

 

Winter Brook by Jack Skinner

 

Road to the Ice House by Jack Skinner

 

Snow in The City by Jack Skinner

 

Country Road on a Wintery Night by Jack Skinner

 

January Sunrise by Jack Skinner

 

Acadia National Park by Jack Skinner

 

Morning Outbound by Jack Skinner

 

Jeff The Seagull by Jack Skinner

 

Woodland Waterfall by Jack Skinner

 

Across The Charles at Night by Jack Skinner

 

The Moon Rocks by Jack Skinner

 

The Last Cast by Jack Skinner

 

A Boy on a Boat by Jack Skinner

 

Lorraine's Lanterns by Jack Skinner

 

Slip Away by Jack Skinner

 

From Sandcastles to College by Jack Skinner

 

Silver Pitcher With Pears by Jack Skinner

 

Under Full Sail..Under Full Moon by Jack Skinner

 

We Need A Biggah Boat by Jack Skinner

 

Charles River Boston by Jack Skinner

 

Cloudy with a Chance of Seagulls by Jack Skinner

 

Left Alone by Jack Skinner

 

Sgt Sam Avery by Jack Skinner

 

Clouds Over the Meadow by Jack Skinner

 

Ozzie by Jack Skinner

 

White Roses in a Silver Vase by Jack Skinner

 

Returning to Sesuit Harbor by Jack Skinner

 

Sanibel Island Sunset by Jack Skinner

 

The Last Lifeguard by Jack Skinner

 

Sesuit Sunset by Jack Skinner

 

Red Cliffs by Jack Skinner

 

Mt.Chocorua by Jack Skinner

 

Seagull Flying Over Dunes by Jack Skinner

 

Sunset Over Mystic Lakes by Jack Skinner

 

The Valley Road by Jack Skinner