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 CollectionAsian
Description The Mandarin duck is a species of perching duck native to East Asia. It was once a widespread species in East Asia until large-scale exports and forest habitat destruction reduced populations. In eastern Russia, China and Japan still holds some 5,000 pairs. The Asian populations are migratory, wintering in lowland eastern China and southern Japan. In the 20th century, a large, feral population was established in Great Britain with small numbers that have recently bred in the parks of Dublin, Ireland. Currently, about 7,000 inhabit Great Britain with other populations scattered throughout the European continent, the largest of which is in the Berlin area. Imported mandarin ducks that have escaped captivity have produced feral populations in the United States. Free-flying populations of several hundred ducks inhabit Sonoma County in California. And, there is also small population in the town of Black Mountain, North Carolina.Perching ducks, like the Mandarin and wood ducks, prefer breeding habitats that are characterized by dense, shrubby forested edges adjacent to rivers, ponds, and lakes. In winter, they migrate to freshwater marshes, flooded fields, and open rivers. This image is a hand-painted digital image 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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