Description Green Anoles are becoming scarce in Florida. Not many years ago they were a common sight. Their numbers have decreased due to a variety of factors. Cats, children, snakes and birds are the biggest threats in the life of an anole. The more aggressive Cuban Anole has become the dominant lizard in Florida in recent years. Because of their ability to change from green to brown and their attractiveness, many people take the green anoles as pets; but this is not recommended, as they do no do well in captivity. Please leave them in their natural habitat. They do much better outside in the 'wild' than they do caged in the house. These wonderful creatures are beautiful to observe in their natural environments, though they are more difficult to find nowadays.
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.