I am a painter. I work both outdoors, plein
air style, and in the studio from imagination. My paintings are in
I draw in ink with reed pens that I make, and brushes.
Links to my writing are on the front page
of this website.
Northfield Mount Hermon School, Mount Hermon,
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1963-1967 English
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island 1975-1978,
I have taught painting and drawing all over
the world, on both coasts of the USA, in Bangladesh, which I loved,
in Trinidad, and in Indonesia. I have exhibited all over the world
and collectors have about one hundred of my paintings. I am proud
I have written three books including one new one of poetry and another
major project where I was the editor. All of that is at Amazon, the
link on the front page of my website. My writing is published at two
great online journals, one in America and the other in France.
My wife is an Indonesian citizen and we live
happily here in Surabaya, Indonesia where I have permanent resident
I have a lot of diverse experience which informs my writing and I
speak four languages, English, Spanish, French, and Indonesian. I
lived in France at one time and also in Mexico and Spain.
I grew up in New York where my father was a famous television producer.
His name is Roy Winsor. He also wrote three mystery novels, the first
one winning the Edgar Allen Poe award for the best mystery from a
In college I worked in the theater and spent two summers in summer
stock, appeared in tv commercials, and on soap operas.
I became a photographer and traveled widely covering stories for magazines
and writing them as well, the first places my writing was published.
I worked as a photographer on films, and as a photo journalist during
I moved to Lyme, New Hampshire in 1970 and
began renovating an old house. I was a photographer and exhibits designer
for Dartmouth College.
We moved to the Catskill Mountains about one hundred miles from Manhattan
and I started a cabinet and furniture business based on the skills
I learned renovating the house in New Hampshire.
During that time, I was also an instructor
at the Joan and Lee Wulff Fly Fishing School on the Beaverkill River
for three years before continuing a teaching career started when I
was twenty-five years old.
We moved to Washington state where I was
the Department Chair in the Art Department for eight years at a private
secondary school before taking my first overseas teaching post.
I have been playing and performing delta blues
and piedmont style finger picking on the guitar as well as bossa nova
and folk music, for thirty-five years. At different times playing
in many venues was an important part of my income. I have produced
three cd's and two audio tapes before cd's existed much. You can hear
me play and sing at SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/search?q=ricker%20winsor
I will make some links to the photography
and the wood working here.
Black and White
"Back to the Garden"