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___________________________________________ A river-level view of The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge._______________________________________ That is the title of a classic children's book by Hildegard Swift and Lynd Ward, the popularity of which contributed greatly to the restoration and conservation of, rather than the dismantling of, the Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse. This small red structure sits directly underneath the George Washington Bridge on the shore of the Hudson River._______________________________________ The little red lighthouse was originally built in 1889 in Sandy Hook, New Jersey and was taken down, moved and rebuilt in its current location in 1921 to aid navigation on the Hudson River; it was in use until 1947. The bridge itself was not completed until 1931, but the lighthouse was carefully preserved during construction. In 1951 the lighthouse was considered obsolete and demolition was planned, but the outcry from the public, many familiar with the 'little red lighthouse' only through the book, prevented its destruction. Instead, the City of New York's Parks & Recreation Commission became the conservator of Jeffrey's Hook. Eventually the little red lighthouse was named a New York City Landmark under the purview of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and was re-lighted 2002. As early as 1979 the lighthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as 'Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse'. One must read the book that inspired its reclamation to understand why 'the little red lighthouse' was so important to so many._______________________________________ Digital oils from an original photograph shot in September 2003.
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.