Description This Spadecaller poster emphasizes the value of honesty. In our world products are often sold by using deceit. Empty promises are commonplace. Lonely people seeking mates sell themselves hiding the most important facts about themselves. Honesty may seem impractical and self-defeating at times. But, the truth about honesty is that it brings great personal freedom. It allows us to sleep peacefully and to live in good conscience. When self-honesty becomes a way of life, it extends to others. Honesty invites the development of courage, integrity, and humility. The truth is that honesty elevates the human spirit beyond what money can buy.'I can always find someoneTo say they sympathizeIf I wear my heart out on my sleeveBut I don't want some pretty faceTo tell me pretty liesAll I want is someone to believe...'-- From the song, Honesty by Billy Joel
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.