Description Caladesi Island, Honeymoon Island, and Anclote Key are three mostly undeveloped and protected barrier islands of Floridas Suncoast near Clearwater and Tarpon Springs. Honeymoon Island is the only one that has road access. The main attraction for most visitors are the wonderful beaches on Honeymoon Island. But for those who love wildlife and flora, there are two great hiking trails: the Osprey Trail and Pelican Cove Trail. Each lead to the north tip of a peninsula that juts out into St. Joseph Sound. My favorite place is hidden along the Pelican Cove Trail. After hiking through the slash pines, the cabbage palms, and the swaying sea oats, the trail tracks along the cove. Just yards off the trail, I found this special place, where the pelicans come to dine on small bait fish and lounge in the Florida sun. Other than hiking the three mile trail, only a small boat can access this picturesque inlet.
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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