Terrence Fogarty's Hockey Art Prints
If you're from Minnesota or you know someone from here, you know how important the sport of hockey is to our State. It's our baby and probably born from the extended winters we have here. We like to have fun and competition even in the harshest winters and that's reflected in our great hockey tradition. Although wildlife art is our specialty, there's another genre which we take a lot of pride in carrying, the sports artist. Terrence Fogarty hockey prints capture the feelings of our sport from early childhood to the great Uinversity teams of the past and the Olympics. This artist brings out those feelings or youthful days that we treasure so much and we feature here on our web site or you can check out a video interview with the artist exclusively from Art Barbarians (32MB). We have a couple of examples of this fine artist's work. You get a sense of perspective in his art and an excellent color representation that is deep and rich.
Terrence Fogarty art prints are famous to Minnesota sports enthusiasts. He has been commissioned to paint some of the most historic sporting events in Minnesota.
In the artists own words:
"A common question I get is what experiences have inspired me to paint sports scenes since I was in grade school? If I had to name one event that may have contributed to my interest in sports as a subject matter, I might have chosen a Saturday when I was 10 or 11 years old. I was walking down University Avenue toward Memorial Stadium with my father. It was a brilliant fall day. In the background the band played and I was as close to heaven as a 10 year old can get anticipating a box of corn and an afternoon of football. The beauty of that day was the simple elements of a sporting event, the band, stadium and the crowd.
I sometimes create images that remind me of the way sports were, images that sometimes are a little too perfect. Maybe it's a subconscious influence of Norman Rockwell's images. I really can't say. Conversely, some of my paintings are simple, stark reality. These images, like a piece I did on a baseball field in Montana are without embellishment. They are scenes true to life, but in many cases even more romantic than the pieces where I have chosen to use artistic license.
Another one of the great Terrence Fogarty hockey prints is the picture at right which is titled "Late Skate". This image gives the feeling of the dedication, the discipline of the ice. It looks so much like the Midwest and you can almost smell the fresh, cold air just as the subjects of this great print did.
You may want to browse our sport prints and you'll find that our selection of paintings is one of the deepest on the Internet, with many artists listed here. We're adding new paintings and prints everyday, after that you may want to move onto our original paintings area which will give you an idea of the depth of the art we carry. It's exciting to be a part of an offering which brings people such a sense of satisfaction and joy. The colors, the depth, the natural settings, all of this makes this art we care about so special. We have many personal relationships with many of these artists that we exhibit and sell, and they trust us to portray their art in a correct manner. Those relationships give us the advantage of getting you some of the best new art first, so you can add to your collection before what you want is gone.
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