Description The Ruby Throated Hummingbird is a brilliant, tiny, precision-flying creature that glitters like jewels in the sun. It flies straight and fast but can stop instantly, hover, and adjust its position up, down, or even backwards with superb control. The Ruby Throated hummer is eastern North America’s sole breeding hummingbird. By early fall they’re bound for Central America, with many crossing the Gulf of Mexico in a single flight. This is my favorite bird.
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.