Description Some think the blues is all about misfortune, betrayal and regret. 'when you're down and out, you get the blues. You lose your lover to another, you get the blues. But, the blues is more. The blues is also about triumph, about surmounting hard luck, it's saying what you feel, venting frustration, being yourself, and laughing through the tears. The best blues is visceral, cleansing, cathartic, emotional, and raw. From uninhibited joy to deep sadness, no form of music communicates more genuine emotion. The blues is the human being human.Digital Painting.
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.