DescriptionThe African Elephant is the largest land mammal on earth. It is listed on the IUCN Red List as Vulnerable, but there is ongoing argument in the conservation community about the need to raise that status to Endangered, as poaching and habitat loss continue. The Serengeti is a geographical region in Africa, located in north-eastern Tanzania and extends to south-western Kenya. It hosts the largest mammal migration in the world, which is one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. Digitally hand painted image and layered photographs created in Photoshop. (Original photos by Wildcat Dunny and Stig Nygaard licensed under Creative CommonsGeneric License.)
I.M. Spadecaller, Tampa Bay Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Matthew Schwartz (AKA Spadecaller) is a grateful survivor who conveys his deepest passions, convictions, and serenity through visual art, poetry, and video.
As a child, he was formally 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 Montreal and 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.
Using HD videos formats, he showcase his digital paintings, poetry, other mixed media images; these are available for viewing at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Thespadecaller.