___________________________________________Well, they will be soon. An oil drilling ship sits in Beaufort Sea in the Arctic, courtesy of Royal Dutch Shell. Glaciers melt in the background as the drill plunges into the ocean, disturbing not only the waters but the wildlife that populates them as well._____________________________________________On May 13, 2010, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a group of consolidated lawsuits that challenged the Mineral Management Service's approval of Shell's plans to conduct exploratory drilling for oil in two Arctic seas. The Environmental Protection Agency had previously granted Shell clean air permits for this drilling expedition. The EPA's approval is now being appealed by Alaskan Natives and environmental groups; in light of the 9th Circuit's ruling, it seems unlikely the appeal with be granted. Despite the oil industry's lack of knowledge on how to contain a potential oil spill in icy waters, the recent BP Gulf of Mexico disaster and the disturbance to the natural ecology of the region that drilling will cause, money apparently still has a very loud voice and carries a very big stick._____________________________________________Digital oil painting with a fine vertical fabric texture.
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
January 21, 2012: I am honored to have two of my poems, imprecation and WomanRoots, published in the latest issue of Pink Panther Magazine. The magazine can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/yUcPOM
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.
April 29, 2011: I am proud to announce that ABC has licensed four more of my works for use as set decoration on the TV show Desperate Housewives.
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