Description This digital painting was inspired by the music and blues singer, Matt Andersen, and was created for a music video appearing on Youtube. Image features a photograph of the Wounded Warrior, so-called kneeling youthful Gaul created from Alabaster and exhibited in Paris at the Louvre Museum.The photograph of the statue was taken by Marie-Lan Nguyen without copyright restrictions and was altered for this image.
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.