Description 'That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.' ~ Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin Portrait is a hand painted digital image created in photoshop. The image was inspired by a Spadealler video entitled 'The Charlie Chaplin Story,' which is set to Chopin's Berceuse, Opus 57 and features the paintings and artwork of Manet, van Gogh, Whistler, and Matthew Schwartz. The video can be viewed on YouTube at this web address:http://youtu.be/fUyf4sSrHTQ
I.M. Spadecaller, Tampa Bay Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Matthew Schwartz (AKA Spadecaller) is a grateful survivor who conveys his convictions and serenity through visual art, poetry, and video.
As a child, he was trained in traditional oil techniques and later attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71). During the 70's up until the late 80's he exhibited acrylic and oils in New York, and presently resides on the west coast of Florida.
Since the advent of image editing software, he has turned more to creative digital hand painted images and photos striving to fuse these into an art form worthy of the distinction traditional painters deserve.
Spadecaller showcase his digital paintings, poetry, and other mixed media images by creating videos; these are available for viewing at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Thespadecaller.