Description The Gipsy Girl's Dream (From an Opera Composed by Michael Balfe)I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls,With vassals and serfs at my side,And of all who assembled within those walls,That I was the hope and the pride.I had riches too great to count, could boastOf a high ancestral name;But I also dreamt, which pleased me most,That you lov'd me still the same...I dreamt that suitors sought my hand;That knights upon bended knee,And with vows no maiden heart could withstand,They pledg'd their faith to me;And I dreamt that one of that noble hostCame forth my hand to claim.But I also dreamt, which charmed me most,That you lov'd me still the same...
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.