Description Mixed media portrait of a Louis Daniel Armstrong, Louis Daniel (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) AKA Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.Satchmo broke on to the music scene in the 1920s as an 'inventive' cornet and trumpet player, he had a significant influence on jazz, shifting the music's focus from collective improvisation to solo performers. His distinctive gravelly voice still touches the soul of millions.
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.