About Ricker Winsor

Ricker Winsor studied American and Russian Literature at Brown University and Painting and Drawing at Rhode Island School of Design where he received an MFA. His new book, The Painting of My Life, was just released by Mud Flat Press; his first book is Pakuwon City, Letters from the East. Both are available on Amazon. His essays and short fiction have been published at “Reflets du Temps” in France and at Empty Mirror Books. Ricker is an artist and writer living in Bali, Indonesia. Visit him at rickerwinsor.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

The City as Metaphor

New Moon (detail) - Ricker Winsor

Artist’s Statement: I have not yet exhausted the possibilities hiding in the cities of my imagination. Perspective, figures moving among the buildings, in the windows, the creation of space; it is an exciting environment. ...{read more}

Cities of the Imagination

Crow Fly by Ricker Winsor

Artist’s statement: I am hitting my stride after a long process of learning how to paint my way, growing beyond the obvious influences and entering my own world. ...{read more}

Loneliness, Robert Frost and Elliot Rodger

nightsky

An Old Man’s Winter Night

by Robert Frost

All out-of-doors looked darkly in at him Through the thin frost, almost in separate stars, That gathers on the pane in empty rooms. ...{read more}

Dreams, Reflections of the City: Paintings by Ricker Winsor

Mumble Jumble (detail) - Ricker Winsor

Artist’s statement: People ask how it is that I am living in Bali and making paintings of the city; a good question. ...{read more}

My Otter

Photo credit: href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wcdumonts/10028947736/ Mark Dumont

Photo credit: Mark Dumont

“Honey, I am going fishing.” No answer.

“OK see you later.” No answer. And it will be much later since she works late. ...{read more}

Color and Space

Dreaming Trinidad (detail) - painting by Ricker Winsor

Artist’s Statement: This is the direction I am working in now- non objective abstraction. Color is the subject but it needs a structure; not so easy in this way of working. ...{read more}

Catskill Bill: A Portrait of a Fisherman

Catskill Bill with Grilse Salmon

The Catskill region is a lonely place. Maybe it wasn’t in its borscht belt heyday when young Jewish New Yorkers spent their summers in the big hotels with the hope of meeting a future husband or wife. ...{read more}

New Abstract Paintings from Bali

My Drone (detail) by Ricker Winsor

Artists’s Statement: These are my new paintings in oil and oil pastel, rather small at 11 x 14 to 16 x 20. ...{read more}

When the Moon is in the Seventh House

Ricker Winsor chopping wood / image copyright Ricker Winsor

My beat up Renault pulled into the short dirt driveway of my small cape style house in Lyme, New Hampshire that March of 1970. ...{read more}

Ricker Winsor’s Ten Favorite Books

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Man Who Was Not With It by Herbert Gold

A Fan’s Notes by Fred Exley

Independent People by Halldor Laxness

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

You can click any of the titles above to learn more or to buy. ...{read more}