Description 2010 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved ~~ The shade of a Victorian gentleman, who seems to be holding a bouquet of yellow roses, gazes out from a window at Osborne House. It may be the ghost of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence and Baron Arklow.
Osborne House, on the Isle of Wight off the southern coast of England, was the beloved summer residence of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Designed by Albert, it is the place where Queen Victoria died in 1901. It is said to be haunted and several people over the years have claimed to have seen spirits in the rooms and hallways. One of the most famous is the ghost of Leopold, Victoria's youngest son. He was a hemophiliac who died at age 31, but had served as his mother's unofficial secretary and spent many of his summers at Osborne House. A houseworker witnessed Leopold's spirit in the room that used to be his.
Digital oil painting based on the ghostly tales of Osborne house, after an original photograph shot in 2005.
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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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.