Description Tropical StormA Poem by by Ronald W. Hull:There's a storm brewing,Out to sea.She's growing fast,Unpredictably.Sucking in,All the heat she can find.Getting ready,To unwind.Unleash on us,Her mighty bands.Stronger than,The strongest hands.As she shapes,The beach swept sands.So she shapes,Our lives and lands.She goes for the low,Avoids the high.Can't tell her mood,By the sky.Sometimes she's ferocious,Lashing fear with dread.Sometimes she's gentle,Spreading sweet rain instead.Born on the heat,Of a tropical wave.She waits to strike,Or your soul to save.Cant live with her,And cant live without.Its what tropical livingsAll about.So grab a cool drink,Put your feet up high.And hope youre still here,When shes gone by.
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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