Description 2010 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved_______________________________________________The oldest continuously-inhabited wood frame dwelling in England, Fyfield Hall is located in Essex near the village of Chipping Ongar.______________________________________________The manor boasts an original timber post that has been carbon-dated to between AD 880 and 985. This predates the arrival William the Conqueror and his Normans. Remodeled several times over the centuries, Fyfield Hall retains features added in the late 12th century. A major redesign was completed between 1391 and 1416. Instead of updating the architectural style, this remodeling was done in the style of the 1100s, probably to preserve the aura of antiquity.______________________________________________The Lords Scrope of the Manor inhabited Fyfield for generations. Pieces of the headless corpse of the third Lord Scrope, Henry, 3rd Baron Scrope of Masham, are buried nearby. Henry V, who had favored Scrope and named him Lord Treasurer of the kingdom, had the baron beheaded in 1415 at Southampton for his alleged conspiracy in an assassination plot. Scrope's head was sent to York, where it was stuck on a spike over Micklebar Gate and left to rot as a warning to other would-be traitors. In Shakespeare's Henry V, Lord Scrope appears as Lord Scroop.______________________________________________Although no one has ever claimed to have seen any ghostly manifestations in Fyfield Hall itself, it has been noted that on All Souls Night (November 2nd) a heavy, wet mist descends over the estate, blanketing several acres until next midday. Can it be that the third Lord Scrope is paying a visit to his ancestral hall?______________________________________________Digital oil painting derived from a photograph shared with me by wonderful artist Constance Widen.
February 26, 2013: An amazing thing happened today - I have been announced as one of the five finalists for a Shorty Award in Art. The Shorty Awards are given to the producers of the best of online social media in a variety of categories and I am honored to be in the running.
August 2, 2012: I am honored to have been showcased in Official Feature Online Entertainment New Magazine in the article "Connecticut’s Artist Expressionist: RC deWinter" highlighting my work in the arts. My thanks to the editors and staff. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/N6z4Yl
May 1, 2012: I am proud and also humbled to have several poems and paintings prominently featured in the First Anniversary Issue of Pink Panther Magazine. See my work on pp 52-57: http://bit.ly/KoMryO Purchase this beautifully produced magazine of women's art and writing here: http://bit.ly/In88Eg Thanks and bright blessings to the marvellous editors of Pink Panther for this extraordinary validation of my work.
April 6, 2012: Thanks to editor/writer Dominic Richardson at ARTbracket for this article on me and my work. http://bit.ly/HrZmDd
January 21, 2012: I am honored to have two of my poems, imprecation and WomanRoots, published in the latest issue of Pink Panther Magazine. The magazine can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/yUcPOM
My October 2011 solo show at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut was a great success. I am greatly honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit there. My thanks to the Board for all their help before, during and after the 5-week show.
April 29, 2011: I am proud to announce that ABC has licensed four more of my works for use as set decoration on the TV show Desperate Housewives.
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