Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistI.M. Spadecaller Platinum Member CollectionOwls
Description Snowy owls are not nocturnal like other owls; they will hunt any time of the day or night. Their diet consists of lemmings, voles, rodents, rabbits and other small mammals. Snatching quarry with their strong talons, these magnificent raptors swoop down after targeting their prey from above. Snowy Owls spend their summers in the Arctic, hunting and nesting out on the tundra, where there are few people. When migrating south in the winter, they dont choose warm, sunny locations like most other birds do. They spend their winters on snow-covered farmlands, dunes, or marshes, where their white feathers will keep them camouflaged. If the hunting is good, most any flat, open land will suffice.Snowy Owls populations can be found in Alaska, Canada and Greenland, as well as Russia and Scandinavia. In winter they move to the United States, the British Isles and Northern Europe. The snowy owl is protected under the U.S. Migratory Bird Act. The Snowy Owl, an Arctic-nesting species has been classed as vulnerable for the first time (2017). Snowy Owls are undergoing high rates of population decline. In addition to illegal hunting, and collisions with vehicles and power lines, the effects of climate change present a significant threat. Changes to snowmelt and snow cover decrease the availability of prey, which restricts their breeding habits. Due to rates of decline, the species global threat status has now been classified as vulnerable. For the first time, the Snowy Owl faces a high risk of extinction. Snowy Owl Hunting, is a digital painting and photo composite created in Spadecallers Florida studio.
I.M. Spadecaller, Clearwater Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Welcome to Spadecaller's Galleries.
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.
- Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz)
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