Description 2010 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved___________________________________________A charming example of the Madagascar orchid Angcm. Crestwood Veitchii blooms in the tropical rainforest environment in the Denver Botanic Gardens. ___________________________________________This species, a member of the botanical family of orchids and first discovered by French botanist Louis-Marie Aubert du Petit-Thouars in 1798, is closely associated with the famous naturalist Charles Darwin, based on one of his evolutionary hypotheses. ___________________________________________Ang. Crestwood was first imported to England in 1855. Darwin received samples from a colleague and studied this orchid intensively. Because of its spiky shape and deep nectar cup, Darwin hypothesized that its pollinator must be a unknown moth with a proboscis of at least 1' (35 cm). ___________________________________________Twenty-one years after Darwin's death, this moth was found in Africa. Known today as Morgans Sphinx Moth, its discovery proved Darwin's theory. This incident is widely applauded in scientific circles as one of the major predictors of the theory of evolution.___________________________________________From an original photograph, this image is a digital oil painting with an antique-paper, highly-distressed surface meant to evoke the spirit of a vintage botanical print.
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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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.