Description In the Chinese Zodiac Tigers are considered the'Born leader.' They are always in the lead and are most likely the ones to cry out 'Let's Go'! Noble and fearless, tigers are respected for their courage, even from their foes.They are daring fighters, capable of standing up to the bitter end for what they believe. Although sometimes selfish in small matters, they are capable of great generosity. Tigers are unpredictable, keenly alert, and hurry purposefully.Tiger people are charasmatic and their natural air of authority confers a certain prestige on them. They are tempestuous yet calm, warm-hearted yet fearsome, courageous in the face of danger yet yielding and soft in mysterious, unexpected places. Were you born in the year of the tiger: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010?
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.