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'Look at this,' he said as he unwrapped it and laid it on the table. 'I know you didn't see me sketching this as we walked across the lot behind that alley in Amherst after dinner. You were caught up in looking at the sunset reflected in the restaurant door.'Vincent had painted the locked and battered doors of what must have once been a barn converted to a garage that stands to the side of where the alley gives out into the parking lot.'It's wonderful, Vincent, anyone can see it's your work. But it's not done in quite your usual style.'He gave another smile, this time not wry but kind.'I knew you would notice and remark on it,' he answered. 'I deliberately underplayed the outlining and the flecks of highlighting. I was thinking of you as I painted, wanting to soften the harshness of the piece.'I looked directly at him. 'Why?''Because,' and here he leaned forward, 'you must soften the harshness surrounding your heart. Nothing will take away all the pain, nothing will eradicate the memories. But you have a long time to live and you cannot do it peering out from behind those doors.'I dissolved into tears, and as I did, Vincent and the table and everything else dissolved away too. I awoke with the image of those doors burned into my consciousness, determined to try and follow Vincent's advice. Excerpted from a longer tale about an imaginary encounter with Vincent Van Gogh, copyright 2014 RC deWinter
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.
All of my work on Imagekind and elsewhere is protected by copyright. No permission whatsoever to copy, appropriate, claim as one's own or otherwise distribute, display or sell any of my work is granted to any entity or individual.
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.