___________________________________________ 15th-century English Lollards stand, impassively defiant, in a dungeon before an ecclesiastical court._______________________________________ Lollardy was a late medieval (originating c. 1382) religious movement based on the writings and teachings of John Wyclif, a theologian at Oxford University. Wyclif was a scholar-priest who initially advanced to hold several important posts at Oxford and was an early translator of sections of the Latin bible into English. In defiance of the established Church view of religion as an outward, power-and-ritual-based hierarchy of God's word interpreted and passed down by clerics, Wyclif's writings and teachings declared, among other heresies, that religion could be a private experience between an individual and God, and that the mysticism of God's grace was revealed to people through the Bible._______________________________________ Many of those involved in the seminal Peasant's Revolt of 1381 (also known as The Great Rising or Wat Tyler's Rebellion) were followers of Wyclif, notably John Ball, a Lollard priest famous for his couplet on the equality of man: 'When Adam delved and Eve span, Who was then the gentleman?' Although the revolt was a failure, it marked the beginning of the fall of serfdom in the British Isles, and Lollards would preach the the equality of man as created by God, the necessity of a bible in the vernacular, the ordination of women and other issues abhorrent to the powerful Church into the 15th and 16th centuries (from the reign of Richard II to that of Henry VIII); ecclesiastical courts then progressively increased the trying, condemning and burning of Lollards at the stake, which had begun at the turn of the 15th century._______________________________________ Digital oils from an original photograph shot May 22, 2010.
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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