Description This is a portrait of Johnny Cash- one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century(February 26, 1932 September 12, 2003). Primarily remembered as a country music icon, his songs spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll, as well as blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal led to Cash being inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Much of Cash's music, echoed themes of sorrow, moral tribulation and redemption. Among his signature songs were: 'I Walk the Line', 'Folsom Prison Blues', 'Ring of Fire', 'Get Rhythm' and 'Man in Black'. He also recorded humorous numbers, including 'One Piece at a Time' and 'A Boy Named Sue'; a duet with his future wife, June Carter, called 'Jackson'; as well as railroad songs including 'Hey, Porter' and 'Rock Island Line'. A digitally hand painted portrait of Johnny Cash.
I.M. Spadecaller, Clearwater Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Welcome to Spadecaller's Galleries. All the art in my galleries are original creations. Gallery prints and canvases are fulfilled by Imagekind. If you have questions please contact Imagekind; however if you have any concerns, please contact me as well. I can look into matters myself to get answers for you. I want to make sure your experience purchasing my art prints will be positive and successful. For inquiries, please contact me at: www.spadecallerart.com
At eight years old in the late 50’s, I started private training in traditional oil techniques. To this day, I owe my appreciation to my mother, who has since passed away. Through considerable personal sacrifice, she nurtured my artistic talent and provided me with the tools and circumstances to begin my creative journey - the journey that I still follow. I cherish the memories of the art exhibits and museums that we visited in Manhattan. I later attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71). During the 70's and up until the late 80's, I exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. Presently, I reside in Florida with my loving wife, who I've been married to for thirty years. Due to the onset of chronic illness in the late nineties and with the advent of image editing software, I turned to creating digital hand painted images and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that I had once found in oils. - Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz)