"I want to tell you how much I love the portrait you did of my my cat Snix, who passed away a year ago. My daughter sent the picture to you and you captured him down to the tiniest detail. The expressions, the eyes, absolutely 100% Snix. I received the portrait as a birthday present . I cried when I saw it and realized they were happy tears. I have him back again--only now he will be on the wall. thank you so much for totally getting his spirit and personality and putting it on paper. I LOVE IT!"
Taryn Day, artist and teacher said, Whether Jo Mackenzie paints peonies, celebration cakes, portraits of loved pets or peaceful interiors, she shows a happy facility with the spontaneity of watercolor. Her paintings are at once lively and full of heart, her pure-hearted appreciation of life’s daily pleasures infectiously appealing". tarynday.com
Kathy H said" I am sure I’ll want to come back for follow-up lessons, but first plan to spend some time practicing what you’ve shown me so far (and continue working on my drawing skills). You’re a good teacher, and what a breakthrough your techniques are for me. Many, many thanks."
"Artist and Author Patti Mollica said "Awesome Jo . I don't know watercolors at all but will now enjoy learning from you"
"This painting made me smile."
"This is absolutely beautiful. Bravo!"
"Just simply amazing."
"I cannot tell you how much I love the picture! Thank you!!!" Mike T.
"You really caught the light."