Description The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the only breeding hummingbird in North America. These brilliant, precision-flying creatures glisten like fine jewels. With a flash of red and green they vanish on their way to the next blossom. By early Autumn they are bound for Central America, with many crossing the Gulf of Mexico in a single flight. On the west coast of Florida, where I live, I like to find flowering butterfly weed and wait; that's where the hummingbirds and butterflies will often come.
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.