Description These fabulous flowers have attracted gardeners and artists for hundreds of years. They bloom in autumn, winter, and spring. From the tea family, Theaceae, the Camellia is a small flowering evergreen tree or shrub. The camellia typically grows 6-12' tall. They are native to Eastern and Southern Asia, most particularly China, Japan, Korea, India, and Indonesia. In the Japanese emperors garden, there are Camellia trees over 500 years old. The oldest living camellia, planted in 1347, can be found in China's Panlong Monastery. Chinas native name for camellias means tea flower. Camellia sinensis, known as the tea plant, is the most common plant in the world to be used to make tea. Green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong tea and other types of tea are made from the young Camellia leaves. The flowers portrayed in this hand-painted digital image is a cultivar of the camellia sasanqua, known as Dream Angel. This picture was created in Spadecallers Florida Studio on 5/9/2021.
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About the Artist: Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz) is the pseudonym he uses for his visual art, writing, poetry, and video creations; initially, the name came about by his direct approach on subjects that focus on humanitarian issues that impact our world today. He's known to call a spade a spade.
In the late 1950’s, Spadecaller’s formal training in traditional oil painting techniques commenced. He was eight years old, when he started private painting lessons. Through considerable personal sacrifice, his mother, who has since passed away, nurtured his artistic talents and provided him with many of the tools and circumstances to launch his creative journey. Memories of art exhibitions in New York City that his mother introduced him to continue to motivate his quest for excellence. Spadecaller attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71), and during the 70's up until the late 80's, he exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. As a realist painter, he strives to capture the beauty of nature and the soul of humankind. Due to the onset of chronic illness in the late nineties and with the advent of image editing software, he turned to creating digital hand painted images, mixed media and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that he had once found in oils.
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