Artist Spotlight #18

Submitted by Piner 07/20/06 9:07 PM GMT

A Master of Manipulations, an Ace of the Artistic Morphism, a Wizard of the Warped..... we present to you, the one and only.....pixelpusher and his Exhibit of Tamed Pixels. Be sure to check out his gallery and give him some feedback on his works.

Wow, errr, frankly I'm speechless. To be picked to be in the Artist Spotlight is such an honor...I really mean that, especially from my peers here in the friendly confines of the little berg we call Caedes. There is so much talent here. So many different styles. I change my desktop like I change my socks since I became a member. So thanks to all who've nominated me and have commented on my images. The respect runs both ways and I do appreciate a nod once in a while.

Now, a little bit about myself... I reside in Long Island,N.Y. about 40 miles from the city that never sleeps. I'm married and have two daughters who are now both teenagers (and it's freaking me out). I want them to be little again! In my real life I'm the guy who puts a little gift in your mailbox everyday... the mailman! Anyway, I've always loved art. Not art history which always bored me but really creating something with your hands. The cruel trick was I always kinda sucked at it. I mean sometimes I'd paint or draw something which I thought was good but I wasn't a natural by miles. But I have never stopped, whether it's oils, pencil, or the milk can in the garden. The joke around here goes if I can pick it up, I just might paint something on it.

So... to make a very long boring story as short as possible, about five years ago, in my rapidly advancing age, I decided to go back to college at night. I got my degree in graphic design and, of course, one of the required classes was the almighty Photoshop. You may all rise now. I guess you've detected that I kinda like that program. Boy, have I gone digital. All I do now artistically is ran through Photoshop. It's very addictive.

As you can plainly see, if you ever visit my dusty gallery, I try to look at something from a slightly different perspective. Like the melting baseball in a cone or the "beefcake" tomato muscle mans arm. Making one image from many and blending it seamlessly to create a completley different one is a blast. In fact my friends and family(except my daughter Shannon who's a ham) don't want me to take their pictures anymore...they might end up with horns and a tail! I can't tell you about the X-rated christmas card a friend of mine wants me to do for him every year. Hey, sometimes Photoshop drags me into the seedy corners, but always with a smile. So thanks again for recognizing my artwork. I am truly humbled. Thank you for letting me express myself. :-0

Terry Fogarty


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07/20/06 10:28 PM GMT
Congrats Terry & enjoy your time in the limelight!
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A smart bomb is only as clever as the idiot that tells it what to do……
07/20/06 10:32 PM GMT
Terrific works Terrence!! Congrats on your "Artist Spotlight"!! You deserve it....lotsa cool tweaks & manips!! Keep up the splendid work!!
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07/20/06 10:58 PM GMT
I have enjoyed quite a few of your creations over the years and am very happy to see you recognized for your talents. I look forward to hitting your gallery for images I'm sure I've missed. I hope you find pleasure in the creative process for many years to come and continue to share with us on Caedes.
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07/20/06 11:39 PM GMT
A hearty congratulations to you Terry. I enjoy your works immensely. Always pushing the limits of your imagination seems to be what you do best.Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!
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Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares
07/20/06 11:58 PM GMT
A well deserved award to a very talented and creative artist... I have been a fan of yours since i became a member, your manipulations are amazing, I have many in my folder on my hard drive.. One of the first images which I downloaded from your gallery was A Fishermans Tale and Eye Drops since then there have been many more.. always look forward to seeing your work.. Sit back and enjoy your time in the spotlight.. =)
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MY GALLERY ........... "A sense of humour is as important to life as shock absorbers to a car.. It helps us over the bumps im life" / P.K. Shaw
07/21/06 10:10 AM GMT
Congratulations Terry!
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'Study the past, if you would divine the future.' - Confucius
07/21/06 10:47 AM GMT
Terry you have a truely amazing gallery of images and you have mastered Photoshop. Your images are an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing your designs with us and congratulations on your time in the spotlight. It is well deserved and long over due.
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Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual. Edward Weston
07/21/06 11:47 AM GMT
Sincere Congratulations Terry. Your Gallery is full of innovation and imagination and is so deserving of this honour. All of your images fill me with amazement. Some I love and others I find disturbing. That is a good thing, its what art is about, making us think :)
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Keep your face to the sunshine and you can not see the shadows. It's what sunflowers do - Helen Keller
07/21/06 3:19 PM GMT
I am very happy for you! You definitely deserve this!
You KNOW how much I like your ince cream cone.....:) MADMAVEN
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07/21/06 6:25 PM GMT
Congrats Terry! You definitely have some beautiful works in your gallery - like Sad-Happy Face! Well-deserved honor!
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Tomorrow might never be | When you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything - Doc Brown | My Gallery
07/22/06 12:29 AM GMT
Well deserved nomination Terry. Took a stroll through your gallery. Lots of wonderous things to behold there. Your certainly an artist with imagination and a most knowledgeable person with the P.S. program. Keep up the excellent work. Highest regards...Bill
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07/22/06 1:25 AM GMT
You are very well versed in photoshop, I must say. Great job!
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I am the knight in the shadows.....
07/22/06 5:46 AM GMT
Well congratulations to you Terry! The first piece of yours that caught my eye and kept it glued to the image was "Painted Flowers". That is the neatest to my desktop for sure! I rotate it in and out quite a bit as well as running it in my screensaver slideshow program. I am glad to hear that someone else changes wallpaper like socks!! I thought it was only me! :)
Enjoy your well-deserved time in the spotlight and bask in the glory. You have definitely earned it.
Thanks for all your hard work and the eye candy that you provide for me! :~)
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07/22/06 7:44 PM GMT
Congrats Terry,your diversified talents have been enjoyed,keep sharing.......Jim
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07/23/06 5:16 AM GMT
Enjoy the spotlight, Terry! Congrats on being featured!
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07/23/06 11:02 AM GMT
Congratulations Terry...well deserved! Your works are just amazing!
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"Let us forever cherish and hold sacred these moments...for it is our undoing ...should we forget..." -William Shakespeare ... Visit Jhihmoac's Gallery
07/23/06 2:55 PM GMT
congratulations 8•)
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07/23/06 5:04 PM GMT
Congrats.. late .. but right from my heart... :) Well deserved indeed.
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Live every day as if it's your last... and take "pictures" of it ;)
07/23/06 8:47 PM GMT
Thanks to all for your ego boosting comments. That crack you hear is my back as I bow and chant "I am not worthy...I am not worthy.." Appreciate all of you guys taking a peek at my gallery...thanks again!!
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Art washes away from the soul the dust of life....Picasso
07/23/06 10:12 PM GMT
Just took a stroll through your very diverse and very entertaining gallery. Your ideas have been imaginative and your execution suberb.. Keep it up - for your sake and ours!
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It was beauty killed the beast -King Kong
07/24/06 12:46 AM GMT
Hey, Terry. Congratulations. You deserve it. Keep up the great work.
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07/25/06 5:21 PM GMT
Congratulations Terry on this deserved recognition...I have always really enjoyed your unique style and interpretation of things, being a fan of Jim Warren, and finding some of your images similar in their off-the-wall have quite the imagination, lol, which is great to see...will try to take some time this week to journey into 'weirdness' that being your gallery, lol, and looking forward to the adventure...meanwhile, enjoy the spotlight...and thanks for all the fun and imaginative posts you've shared with us.:Pat.
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08/01/06 7:13 PM GMT
Hehe, aw bless you Terry!
I've always been a fan of your work and can honestly really deserve this!
Well done and don't stop pushing them pixels! :]

Fae x
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08/14/06 12:40 AM GMT
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09/07/06 8:06 PM GMT
Many congrats Terry!
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10/05/06 4:09 PM GMT
Congratulations Terry!
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