Description 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved 2 weeks after Gustav brought my belated birthday cake, he called. 'Hallo!' he shouted, 'what are you doing?' 'Laundry. You sound elated. New girlfriend?' 'Nein! More permanent, less exhausting and in the long run, more emotionally rewarding. And you must come by to see. Leave the wet clothes, make haste!' 'It must be pretty special for you to be so anxious to show it off,' I laughed. 'Give me half an hour.' 'If you must wait that long,' he grumbled and slammed down the phone. With the laundry into the dryer, I drove to Gustav's place, all the while wondering what could have gotten him into such a state. Usually, it meant he'd seduced yet another pretty young thing with his combination of worldly charm, knowledge of all things cultural and wry amusing anecdotes. I found myself growing curiouser and curiouser the closer I got. Gustav was standing in the doorway watching for me as I pulled up. 'Come in and see my treasure!' he crowed as I trotted up the walk. 'All right, I'm here - impress me!' Ushering me inside, he led me to his formal parlor. Against the far wall sat something covered in muslin. 'Now for the unveiling,' he said. 'Can you guess what it is?' 'Gustav, it's clearly not a new painting, unless you've taken to long and narrow panel work, it's too short to be a car, just show me!' Hurrying over, he grasped a corner of the cover and cried, 'Le voila!', yanking away the muslin. There it was: an elaborately carved, velvet-covered couch. It was of a venerable age but extremely well-preserved. 'Gustav,' I said, 'it's a couch.' Glaring at me, he said, 'It's a Louis XV-style canape settee, 130 years old, hand-carved in France, and I paid a pittance for it. Because of a few smalls tears in the velvet it was considered junk. I myself repaired it and defy you to detect my handiwork.' 'I'd rather sit on it and have coffee and canapes.' He roared with laughter. 'Ignorant child! Canape is French for sofa!'
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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April 25, 2014 ~ My haiku was chosen by the New York Times staff from over 2,800 submitted and sent with their other choices to Marie Howe, state poet of New York. She honored mine along with others and they appeared in both the print and online editions of the paper. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/27/nyregion/new-york-city-in-haiku.html
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.