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________________________________________ Armed and ready for battle, the legendary warrior queen Gwendolen stands on the shore in Cornwall, about to defeat her faithless husband, King Locrinus of the Britons (ca. 9th century BC). ________________________________________ According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Gwendolen was the daughter of Corineus, ruler of Cornwall. After after her father died, Locrinus abandoned her and married Estrildis, daughter of the German king. Gwendolen swore revenge and won not only the battle against Locrinus (in which he was killed) but also the kingdom, assuming the throne and ruling as she had been taught by her father. In addition, she ordered the murders of Estrilda and Estrilda's daughter Habren. Their bodies were thrown into a river, named the Severn (Habren) by Gwendolen. ________________________________________ After her great victory, Gwendolen ruled the Britons for fifteen peaceful years and abdicated in favor of only child, her son Maddan. ________________________________________ Digital oil painting. The figure of Gwendolen is taken from an original photograph shot October 23, 2010; the ocean is thanks to artist Constance Widen, whose photograph I adapted for this painting.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.