Description In the United States the donkey was used as a beast of burden and for the breeding of mules, which are hybrids produced by mating mares and jackasses. Burros played a major role as pack animals in settling the western United States. From Spanish, borrico translates to donkey, and from late Latin burricus small horse. These burros live on the outskirts of Oatman, Arizona; and they are direct descendants from the gold miners that brought them to the area as pack animals. With the coming of World War II when many of the mines were shut down, the burros were set free to roam the hills. were set free. Since that time, theyve been fruitful and multiplied.Digitally hand painted composite of images and photos created in Photoshop.
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)