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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Why Am I An Artist?

It is like a fulfillment of a fantasy/destiny when I make an artwork from scratch (from imagination or inspiration). My heart is filled with joy as you would feel if you got a happy news that you’ve been anxious to hear. So I am an endorphin ‘addict’ and, art gives me the ‘quick fix’ my soul needs (a healthy addiction that enables me to spent countless hours and days just to produce a pleasant artwork). I also get this positive energy when I make portraits too. ART IS MY PASSION, that’s why I make and love them!


Ife’ka Terry.
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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Policy for commissioning a portrait

I have an art studio called Tugi’s. The artworks I place on my online gallery are just samples of what I make. I have made a lot of personalized portraits in my life time. I am unable to show the digital photo of many of my portrait-works because I respect the privacy of my Clients and would never want to post their pictures on the Internet without their permission. I post the portrait of celebrities and that of individuals who have no problem with the posting. . . Please, I would like to stress that if you commission a portrait, I would not release your image to the public without your knowledge (even though I own the copyright).

Thank you

Ife’ka Terry.
The above artwork is called Rev. Fr. You can check out my works at:

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Chief Alamieyeseigha

His name sounds like the magical spell of a witch. He is a real-life cowboy. The present Vice president of Nigeria was his deputy governor. He was a British citizen while in power and was arrested for money laundry but escaped and returned to his state dressed as a woman (I guess the Scotland Yard has never met a real cowboy before)… His greatest mistake was the sin of arrogance. He felt arrogant enough to return to the government house after escaping from Britain and was arrested by the Nigerian Police. When a mad cow get loss, you equally send a mad man to catch it. He is in jail and lost all his assets and respect. Some say he got into trouble because he was no friend of the ‘Bigboys’ (political god-fathers+)…

Character is better than gold….

The hat is a way of dressing by the elite men of Niger-Delta. I drew this portrait from an actual photograph of his…

Ife’ka Terry.

The above artwork is for sale at:

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Odd looking Onion

I recently saw the onion you see in the picture above and the thing looks like the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as most Catholic paintings depict.

Ife’ka Terry

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Happy New Year (18+)

Mr. iPad (Jobs) once said;

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the result of other peoples thinking. Don’t let the noise of other peoples opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

I believe in destiny (I also believe in taking advantage of opportunity) that is why I say: if you are out of destiny, you just can’t ‘click’. And vise-versa.

Happy New Year 2009!

Ife’ka Terry.
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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Facing the Moon

23.8 x 20.2 inches 60.3x51.5 cm

An Original Card-board collage (coated in fine-thin plastic) for preservation, longitively and durability..... Accompanied by an Aluminum Frame (silver color) custom made.... This is a collage that is as hard as a wooden board. It was made by: I first cut little pieces of black and white card-board and then gum them together to produce this image of a girl looking out of her window (at night) contemplating the glory of the moon. This piece is part of my African-maiden series._____

The title is NOT Facing-Your-Fears rather, it is Facing-the-Moon. I did not mean for the moon to be the main focus of this collage (I intended her hair and the grace/peace she carries to be the main focus). This artwork is speaking! and it is saying; Release-the-Stress (the very thing she is doing)._____

Thanks. ______

Ife'ka Terry

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