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 CollectionBirds
Description Over 200 years ago, pheasants were first introduced to North America in 1773, but they did not begin to propagate until the early 1800's. The Chinese Ring-necked Pheasant, known for its vibrant plumage and outstanding flavor, was released in the United States by Owen Nickerson Denny in 1881. He shipped 60 of them over the ocean to Washington and then transported them over the open road from Washington to his home state of Oregon. While most birds had survived the ocean voyage, many were lost while traveling the treacherous roads between Washington and Oregon. Denny released the remaining birds on the Columbia River. In 1882 and 1884, he released more birds, which began to flourish in the Williamette Valley of Oregon. Later in the 1800s and early 1900s many pheasants were imported from English gamebird farms and released across the United States. The ring-neck pheasants thrived in California during the middle part of the 1900s but changes in agricultural and land-use practices in the latter half of the twentieth century have reduced that amount and quality of habitat available to populations of wild birds around the state. Pheasants of Sierra Nevada, is a hand-painted digital painting and photo composite completed in Spadecallers Florida Studio on 4/24/2021.
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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.
- Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz)
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