Description Arrival of the genus Aquilegia (Columbine) into North America occurred 10,000 to 40,000 years ago, when the Bering land bridge had once connected Asia to North America. The first columbine species branched out into Alaska and throughout the North American continent. During this expansion, new habitats and pollinators created the development of differently shaped and colored flowers. Found in meadows, woodlands, and at higher altitudes throughout the Northern Hemisphere, the Columbine is a hardy perennial plant that propagates easily by seed. Primarily, long-beaked birds such as hummingbirds ingest the sweet nectar. Several species of butterfly and moth caterpillars rely on this plant for food. In small quantities the flowers are known to be very sweet and safe for human consumption. As a condiment with other greens, the flowers of various species were consumed by Native Americans. Columbine is a beautiful plant for pollinator gardens, borders, wildflower meadows, and shade gardens. This is a hand-painted digital image created in Spadecallers Florida Studio on 6/11/2022.All images created by Spadecaller (Matthew Schwartz) are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced, downloaded, distributed, transmitted, copied, reproduced in derivative works, displayed, published, or broadcast by any means or in any form without prior written consent from the artist.
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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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