The Artist celebrates the African American experience as a universal story of everyman, exploring the wonder, sorrows, and joys of life in every portrait. His natural talent was nurtured by a mother that let him draw, an art teacher that told him he was an artist, and a community that supported his art. For over 40 years Caldwell's illustrations of children playing, a grandmother feeding chickens, the bond between black men and women tell the stories of black people with love. Caldwell has developed several bodies of work in genres including portraits, glass mosaic, wood carvings, pencil drawing, watercolor, parallels, layered paper sculptured art, acrylics abstracts and murals. His images are shown on t-shirts, canvas, posters, and buildings.