Description 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
Reviving the Heart
Falling in love: such a soft and easy phrase, like tumbling into a featherbed or a stack of newmown hay.
But when one has been without the heart a desert, dry as dust falling in loves akin to the violence of birth: everythings narrowed, shut up tight, needing to be forced open not to expel, but to accept the thrust of emotion.
Its not like riding a bike, you know. You can forget how to love, both in the giving and receiving.
Falling in love like birth is work, not a cheap and easy talent nor a skill once learned that snaps right back the next time you attempt it.
The heart has no muscle memory. Once neglected, the elasticity evaporates and leaves a barren chamber. You cant jumpstart it. No storebought wire will send forth revivifying juice.
Rather, the heart must be massaged, persistently but gently, from inside and out; coaxed back to life through effort, perseverance. Falling in love after so long a drought is work. 2011 RC deWinter
Digital oils of claret cup cacti growing in the high desert of Pawnee Butte National Grasslands; taken from an original photograph shot in May 2004.
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.
All of my work on Imagekind and elsewhere is protected by copyright. No permission whatsoever to copy, appropriate, claim as one's own or otherwise distribute, display or sell any of my work is granted to any entity or individual.
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.