Description 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
For several months I've sat, almost every evening, undisturbed, by the same window in the gathering gloom, expecting nothing, wanting it all embroidering quietly with furrowed brow and busy hands, filling the creamy blank muslin with visions in silk, hoping always hoping to get the pattern to a place where I'd be comfortable enough to set the hoop aside and live a bit.
There have been those occasions, less rare than I'd like to admit, when I've pushed the needle through carelessly and gouged myself awake, startled into action to prevent the bright and living blood from staining my stitches.
A fortnight ago, during a quiet bloodless spell of stitching, the crystal crash of a rock through a window caught me dreaming. I leapt from my chair with an involuntary shriek. Dropping needle, hoop and thread I ran, heedless of the night, out the door into the velvet blackness, hoping to spy the miscreant who shattered my glass and my silence.
Of course no such person waited, having satisfied whatever destructive urges aimed the rock, and had rushed away into the arms of darkness, safe from my recriminations. ~ from Rock Through a Window 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
Digital oils; taken from an original photograph shot October 22, 2010, Middletown, Connecticut.
Hello and welcome to my portfolio; I hope the year is treating you gently.
I am a self-taught photographer and digital artist. I have been shooting photos for over 30 years and digitally painting them for nearly ten. Many pieces have been featured in both print and online journals, and five of my works were licensed by ABC-TV for use as set decor on the show "Desperate Housewives."
I am happy to paint on commission. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.
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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
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.