Five Questions: Working Artist
Q: Was Spring Fling a productive day?
A: It's a great benefit. I think it's something to bring De Soto together and see all the talented people and businesses in our community.
Q: You recently had a photograph published. What were the details?
A: The fall 2008 Kansas Magazine had my photograph of Cedar Creek, De Soto, on the back cover (in color). (De Soto photographer) Carrie Dvorak told me about submitting photography to them. She's also had her work in the magazine.
Q: What started you in photography?
A: I have a graphic arts background and used to hire photographers. After Sept. 11, I presented a booklet called “Walking through Tragedy” to a publisher in Chicago. They told me it needed photography and I began taking pictures for the various pages. These became many of my cards and prints.
Q: What are your other artistic activities?
A: Walking through Scripture began in 2004 with my first show in City Hall with Carrie Dvorak. Over time, various cards, note cards, bookmark and prints developed that interweave my photography with Scripture themes to bring comfort, hope and life through the beauty of God's word. Much of my photography is taken in rural De Soto. At the fall De Soto Art Show, I display prints and have a contest to have people identify where my photos are taken. Since 2007 I have done a desktop calendar featuring photography taken in De Soto. I've also do a fundraiser calendar for the DHS Band in the same format, and have begun working with various businesses to do customized work through RMB Prints & Design.
Q: How can people contact you?
A: My work can be viewed and ordered at my Web site: rmbprints.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Art Source and Design at 75th and Quivira offers some of my prints, as well as Saint Paul's Seminary/Cokesbury bookstore in Kansas City, and The Front Porch in Spring Hill. I hope to one day to have a local gallery and gift shop.