Description 2010 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved___________________________________________After I recovered from the shock of seeing myself half-naked in Klimt's painting, I didn't see or hear from him for a few weeks. I wasn't surprised, for he'd chattered endlessly coming and going about the charming, enchanting, sweet young thing he was about to seduce. I figured he was up to his eyeballs - literally - in steamy romance and thoroughly enjoying himself. He's one bad boy.___________________________________________Eventually, the stardust must have evaporated and, as always with Gustav's infatuations, rotten old reality crept back in, because he called me and sounded exhausted. I refrained from making any sarcastic digs about his love life but we did have a lively discussion about art.I asked him if he ever did landscapes or still lifes anymore, and he replied that he hadn't in awhile, but earlier in his meteoric career he'd been an admirer of van Gogh and most of his own earlier, natural works were heavily influenced bydear Vincent, poor tormented creature, as he put it.I encouraged Gustav to try a nature scene or still life in his later, mature style, complete with golden gilt. He said he'd think about it, that we must have dinner out again soon, and made his goodbyes.___________________________________________Another couple of weeks passed before we spoke again. On a blue Monday, Gustav rang me up and said he had to see me - it was urgent. I was housecleaning and appreciated the offer of a break. I volunteered to drive to his house and he accepted, so I put away the cleaning supplies and off I went.___________________________________________He greeted me with a smile and without further ado grabbed my hand and almost ran us both out to his studio. He flipped on some lights, ordered me to turn around opposite his easel, which was draped, and in about 10 seconds gave me permission to turn around. This is what I saw.
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."
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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.