Artist's Profile ≠ Wayne Rhodus
As a nearly lifelong resident of the state of Kansas, with a brief stint in Nebraska on the family farm, it would be fair to say that Wayne has heartland roots and values. Raised on the outskirts of Kansas City there was ample time in his youth to wander the hills and streams with friends as they searched endlessly to quench youthful curiosity and fulfill childhood's mischievous impulses. That wanderlust extended to the expanses of the family farm in Rising City, Nebraska. There seemed a never ending supply of places to capture a child's imagination in the old barns and silos that graced the farm. Add to that the annual family vacation to visit relatives in the Rocky Mountains and you complete the picture of a young man's exposure to nature and some of its compelling mysteries.
Most nature photographers share first and foremost the love of all things
natural. Like others, Wayne shares a burning desire to experience
firsthand the flora and fauna of our earth while striving to understand
mankind's intimate role in the preservation of the vanishing
natural environment. His respect for the natural world evolved into a
desire to capture what he observed on film and share his personal vision with others.
Wayne employs Canon film and digital SLR bodies in a quest to capture his
experiences in the natural environment. With a compliment of lenses,
filters and accessories Wayne favors scenic landscapes, flowers and vineyard
Wayne's growing list of credits include
his "Winter Pinks" image being selected for the cover of the Winter 2009 issue
of Kansas! magazine. Wayne was featured in the Summer 2008 edition of Kansas! magazine's "Artist's
Trail" article. His "Sprague Lake in Fall" image won the inaugural National Wildlife Federation's
"Our Public Lands" national photo contest in 2008. Wayne's "Of
Time and Place"
four-part article and images were published in Nature Photographer Magazine's 2007
quarterly editions. An article & images on his Backyard Water Garden appeared
the February/March 2003 issue of Birds and Blooms magazine. Wayne also shot the cover
for County magazine's Summer 2006 issue. His
images have appeared on the cover
graced the pages
of calendars sold in his home state of Kansas.
Fine Art GiCleť framed prints enhance the homes and businesses of a growing number of patrons
both nationally and internationally.