Description 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
Night is no time to examine the soul. Yes, it's quiet - too quiet - the jangle of the world put away, but inhabited nonetheless by spectres chainganged to your memory. A dim little figure hangs back at the door, timidly peeking, but never steps in. Who is she, this phantom who's given you breath but could not stay to watch your wings unfold?
Does she miss you, the daughter of her dreams, or are you one of her spectres, consigned to the dungeon of her mind, imprisoned there to make life possible? Lurking in the closet is the stand-in with her face, now smiling, now scornful. Go ahead and slam the door shut - inside she waits, a cup of tea in one hand, in the other hand a whip, these gifts inflicted randomly regardless of your needs.
Under your bed creaks a cherrywood casket. Your father sits up, gazing silently, sorrowfully, too weak to help, too strong to forget, his hooded eyes reflecting your pain, his mouth gagged and muzzled by the wish for peace at any price, even if that price is the destruction of his children. from The Nautilus Chamber, 2011 RC deWinter
Heavily-textured digital oils from an original photograph shot near Summerside, Price Edward Island, Canada, September 2003. Best viewed large for detail.
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.