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PixelArtisan
http://www.fanartreview.com/pixelartisan
Location: Buffalo
Gender: Male
Born: 1941
Interests: Digital Fine Art, woodworking, trap shooting
Member: Standard
Joined: January 2007
INFORMATION
The PixelArtisan, (Russ), is a digital artist with a strong passion for realism. His paintings often include dramatic skies, articulate lighting and are always highly detailed. All of his digital works are created exclusively with Photoshop. Each painting generally requires between 50 and 100 hours to complete and are up to 96 inches wide or high. There are never any imported images, scans or other software used in his paintings. Some paintings are from cherished memories, some are his portrayal of specific locations while others are totally imaginary. For the more complex realism paintings he may use a reference photo for specific elements but never copies or duplicates the photo. He always adds his own touches to make each element unique. Russ has developed a seminar for digital fine art that he presents to art societies and galleries. He has his works on display at several regional galleries, at malls and other commercial locations. Russ was recently awarded an Honorable Mention by the Museum of Computer Art in Brooklyn NY, placing forth out of 138 entries. Digital fine art is on the rise!!

View my complete portfolio at my web site: http://www.pixelartisan.com
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If it comes from your heart, it is art. If it comes from your soul, it is a masterpiece.
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PixelArtisan: Once in a while I pop in to se if there are any familiar faces. There are fewer every time. It seems that the quality level of art and photography has dropped. Sad, but not surprising. In the early days of FanArt this site attracted many accomplished artists who were looking for a venue to further their exposure. This was the only credible site at the time and, in my opinion, served many artists well. I would like to see FanArt introduce changes that would attract those artists and artists of their ilk. This site needs to add incentives that would again light up these pages with fresh and competent talent.
February 26 at 8:31PM

PixelArtisan: Hi Gang, I have not been around here much but I do check in on occasion. I opened an Art Gallery and Artist Services Center, Russell's Atelier, and it has eaten up most of my available time. The Atelier (French for artist workshop) features art reproductions, Giclee prints, other print services, matting, framing and many other vital artist services. Take a peek at my Facebook page.
I have been trying to paint but just cannot seem to focus on that right now. I turn 72 this week...my friend are wondering why I would start another biz at this stage in my life. Simple answer...I love starting new ventures.

Cheers y'all, Russ Cleversley
January 22 at 10:50AM

FanArtReview wrote to PixelArtisan: Congratulations! Alone But Not Lonely is the new Digital Painting of the Month!
August 28 at 12:10AM
    hekartstudio: Congrats! What a beautiful scene to gaze upon and reflect-HEK
    August 28 at 9:08AM
    donkeyoatey: congrats..another lovely piece! Donkeyoatey
    August 28 at 6:06PM
    mullism: love your stuff!!!
    February 15 at 11:41AM

PixelArtisan: Thanks for the congratulations. I was surprised and disappointed that the voting was not closer. There were some beautiful contenders and the competition continues to get better. The 2nd place "Blue Butterfly" by Lindansteph and 3rd place "Beginnings" by Carolisa were excellent and deserving of a better fate. Winning a contest is something that everyone will hopefully experience at least once. If winning a contest is important to you then you must always post your absolute best effort. It is very uplifting and inspiring to win but the learning experiences are where the true value resides. Thanks again. Russ Cleversley
July 28 at 3:54PM

FanArtReview wrote to PixelArtisan: Congratulations! Glory Of Sunrise is the new Digital Painting of the Month!
July 28 at 12:10AM
    Kikaspics: So very well deserved!!! Love your work:-) Congrats!!
    July 28 at 2:05AM
    avmurray: Congratulations. Well done !!
    July 28 at 3:16AM
    mnmcarta: Congratulations! VERY well deserved win :)
    July 28 at 7:37AM
    donkeyoatey: congrats, Russ..very nice!
    July 28 at 5:03PM
    hekartstudio: Kudos to you. A creative and well composed digital drawing. You are truly gifted-HEK
    July 29 at 10:09AM

PixelArtisan: Hi everyone, thanks for the congratulations. The competition is getting hotter every month. It has been exciting to see the community of 2D digital artists continue to grow. I arrived at FAR in 2007, at a time when 2D digital art was in its infancy and there were just a precious few who were using that medium. Today, there are many artists who have found the joy of the digital medium and are posting some impressive paintings. Winning a contest is nice but seeing other artists reach new heights of competence is priceless. Thanks again, Russ Cleversley
June 29 at 3:29PM
    donkeyoatey: Russ, you are a great generous guy!
    June 30 at 12:56PM

FanArtReview wrote to PixelArtisan: Congratulations! Thanks For The Lunch is the new Digital Painting of the Month!
June 28 at 12:10AM
    hekartstudio: Congrats! A beautiful and artistic rendition in digital painting-HEK
    June 28 at 4:17PM
    donkeyoatey: Cingrats on a lovely piece, and a well deserved win!
    June 28 at 5:37PM
    Pat Groleau: Congratulations for first place on your painting 'Thanks for Lunch.'You are a first class artist. Pat
    June 28 at 10:42PM
    Shakeadog: terrific job!
    June 29 at 12:19AM

FanArtReview wrote to PixelArtisan: Congratulations! Fisherman Heaven is the new Digital Painting of the Month!
April 28 at 12:10AM
    donkeyoatey: Congrats on the well deserved win! Donkeyoatey
    April 28 at 7:34AM
    hekartstudio: Congratulations! Well done and composed-HEK
    April 28 at 10:38AM
    ducilla: Congrat's Russ!... Well deserved and the bribe money should be sent directly to me!...D.
    April 28 at 11:26AM
    pattigirl: Beautiful, restful, peaceful place that you have portrayed! Congratulations, Russ, it is well deserved and very well done!
    April 28 at 1:05PM
    lucamist: Congratulations on your win.
    Lou
    April 28 at 2:31PM
    yourbren: I am so happy you won! I loved your work on this, as you know. I am sorry you had this frightening experience with your health. Do they know what caused it. Let me know when you can. Meanwhile, I want to say congratulations again on your so well deserved win. Bren
    April 28 at 6:07PM
    DiannaM: Congratulations you know I love it! Dianna
    April 28 at 9:42PM
    Pat Christensen: Congrats another wonderful work! :)Pat
    April 29 at 10:59AM

FanArtReview wrote to PixelArtisan: Congratulations! BuffaloGraze is the new Digital Painting of the Month!
March 28 at 12:10AM
    jgrace: Congratulations on your win. It is well deserved. I was pulling for you as I thought you had the better painting. Well done.
    March 28 at 12:30AM
    donkeyoatey: Lovely, well done piece..congratulations! Donkeyoatey
    March 28 at 8:33AM
    hekartstudio: Congratulations to you on a beautiful executed digital painting-HEK
    March 28 at 10:02AM
    A. Cawley: Congratulations :) Anita
    March 28 at 11:55AM
    Snopaw: Thanks everybody for the kind words, really appreciate it a lot!!!
    April 4 at 7:33PM
    DiannaM: Congratulations, I'm going to check out your photography now. Thanks again for taking time to write me. Dianna
    April 11 at 1:11PM

PixelArtisan: Hi guys 'n gals. I have been somewhat "under the weather" lately...had medical emergency. There was lots of internal bleeding going on, rushed to ER, blood count at dangerous low levels, 14 hours of transfusions, endoscopy with biopsies and they put a cork in a hole in my stomach. BUT, I am feeling much improved. Now I am on weekly injections of B12 and daily doses of iron. The docs figured that the bleeding was going on for several months. If it had gone much longer there would have been serious consequences. It is amazing how good I feel. My deterioration was slow that it was not apparent until I finally went to my gastro doc. He immediately said I looked anemic, sent me for a blood test, called at 6am the next morning and said to get to the ER immediately. I don't know who's blood was pumped into me but it was a great vintage!! So...back to the mundane life of all work and no play. LOL!!
March 16 at 12:03PM
    ducilla: Its good to see you back and feeling better Russ!... I am guessing they did not use Lowriders favorite vintage of "Two Buck Chuck!"....D.
    March 16 at 2:32PM
    David T Francis: Good to know you are better again!! Loads to catch up on here I guess!!
    March 16 at 3:50PM
    Pat Christensen: Glad to see you are back wishing you blue skies ahead! :)Pat
    March 16 at 7:16PM
    LowRider: Nurse told me he needed a boost so gave her a little TBC to slip into the IV---Man, did he ever perk up!! He even started singin' "Pants on tha Ground"---
    March 17 at 7:14PM
    UnzipYourPotential: Hey Russ, Sorry to hear the news about what happened and am glad you are alright! I have not had the chance to email you so that we can catch up.... but here is something I hope you will enjoy! LOL

    The cat in the hat on aging: I cannot see, I cannot pee I cannot chew, I cannot screw, Oh my gosh what can I do? my memory shrinks, my hearing stinks, no sense of smell, I look like hell, My mood is bad---can you tell? my body's drooping, have trouble pooping, The golden years have come at last, The golden years can kiss my ass.
    March 18 at 6:50PM

PixelArtisan: Hi gang...Thanks for all the congratulations. I stopped by the site today to check out the latest news and saw that my member $'s had significantly increased. At first, I thought that it was a glitch so I quit and re-entered..and the dough was still there. Then, I saw that the troops at FAR had selected me as artist of the month....HOT DOG!! It was real. I am finally a somebody!! Yahoooie!! Ooppps, sorry, I shall try to maintain a semblance of humility. Thanks again everyone. Your thoughts are truly appreciated. Russ Cleversley
March 10 at 8:05PM
    yourbren: Big congratulations. Very well deserved.
    March 11 at 4:55PM
    leeda: Congratulations..your work is truly phenomenal
    March 12 at 10:17AM
    Keri353: Congratulations and awesome work!
    March 12 at 11:28AM
    jgrace: Congrats. You deserve it!
    March 15 at 11:47PM

FanArtReview wrote to PixelArtisan: Congratulations! The March winner of the Recognized Artist reward.
March 10 at 4:10PM
    ducilla: Congratulations Russ!..Well deserved and the party is at your house!...D.
    March 10 at 11:25AM
    DeeZ: Congratulations! A more than well-derved honor and recognition for a true "digital artist!" BRAVO!
    March 10 at 11:38AM
    Pat Christensen: Congrats so well earned way to go! :)Pat
    March 10 at 2:34PM
    avmurray: Congratulations. You really deserved the price. :) Annie
    March 10 at 2:52PM
    hekartstudio: WOW what an honor! Congratulations-HEK
    March 10 at 3:18PM
    MoonWillow: Well, it's about time!!! LOL. A huge CONGRATS, Russ. Waaaaahoooo!!! I'll be right behind Dennis for the party :))) Ha, no way, I'll leave the flying to those who love it. Again, Congrats, my friend...WELL DESERVED!!
    March 10 at 6:44PM
    crystal clear: Congrats on recieving well deserved recognition for your efforts!
    March 10 at 6:53PM
    A. Cawley: Congratulations :)
    March 11 at 5:49AM
    gommie: Congratulations!! (: I can't think of anyone who deserves this award more(:
    March 12 at 1:43AM

PixelArtisan: To all...thanks for the congrats. I haven't seen a win for a while. It feels good. Russ
February 28 at 6:30PM
    LowRider: Congrats Francis!! Don't mute me--I will play nice!!
    March 1 at 1:50PM
    ducilla: I would mute her for that comment ... I am not sure she can be trusted to play nice?....d.
    March 1 at 2:09PM
    artengraver: Hi Russ, of course you are the best of the best and Ifollow your work all the time. ike you I have been out of comission for a while with two new hips a new knee and hernia surgery over the past five years. It is amazing how much pain we endure. Just hoping for some quality years that I might have left God willing. Your work has improved so much and I hope it is making a profit for you. I would love to come watch you at work...I have been so down from all the pain that I am having trouble getting back into my work. Need a swift kick in the backside to get me moving again.
    Congratulations on all your awards, you truely deserve them. Have you ever done watercolor? Are you as perfect as your work he he. Any way it is so nice to see you again. Carole
    March 2 at 7:01PM
    MoonWillow: Congratulations, Brother Dear!! I'm wondering what happened with your painting on the front page with the announcement??? Didn't see anything, just the winners. Was watching for it :)) Again, a big congrats!!!! shawn
    March 5 at 4:35AM

FanArtReview wrote to PixelArtisan: Congratulations! Focused is the new Digital Painting of the Month!
February 28 at 12:10AM
    ducilla: Way to go Russ!... It is a wonderful creation...Congrats..Dennis
    February 28 at 2:10AM
    Pat Christensen: Congrats! So worth the ribbon a beautiful piece, just lovely! :)Pat
    February 28 at 8:35AM
    donkeyoatey: congratulations..lovely piece! Donkeyoatey
    February 28 at 9:36AM
    hekartstudio: Congratulations! A beautiful digital painting-HEK
    February 28 at 10:16AM

FanArtReview wrote to PixelArtisan: Congratulations! Seaweed Whacking is the new Digital Painting of the Month!
June 12 at 12:09AM
    sirthomas1960: Big congrats Russ! So good to see you back. Keep working on that rehab and I'll await the next contest with great anticipation! :))
    Tom
    June 12 at 11:38AM
    Nadege: Congratulation, such a great creation. Hope you are now well on the way to full recovery.
    June 13 at 7:36PM
    slavtchev19: facebooc vasil.slavtchev
    October 22 at 9:25AM

 
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