Description By the old tree beyond the edge of despairthree nameless sisters found me fleeing. Chased by hounds and pokes, They came to my side and escorted me to a secret place deep in the wooded countryside. When I saw their beauty sparkling in the setting sun, they wished me well and were gone. Composite of digitally hand painted images created in Photoshop with modified figures from a painting by John Singer Sargent. Inspired by the gratitude of having met three young and beautiful good samaritans.
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.