About Me & My Art
In the late 1950’s, I started formal training in traditional oil painting techniques. I was eight years old, when I started private painting lessons. To this day, I owe my appreciation to my mother, who has since passed away. Through considerable personal sacrifice, she nurtured my artistic talent and provided me with the tools and circumstances to begin my creative journey – the wonderful journey that I am still on. I cherish the memories of the art exhibits and museums that we visited in Manhattan. I later attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71). During the 70's up until the late 80's, I exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. I am a realist painter, who 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, I turned to creating digital hand painted images and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that I had once found in oils.
– IM Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz)