BT Letter to Home by Bob Timberlake
In celebration of Bob Timberlake's eightieth birthday, Bob Timberlake's Letter to Home, presents a sweeping conversation about one of the South's most distinguished artistic careers — and a personal, intimate revelation of hope and dreams.
Co-written with noted natural history, sporting heritage, and Southern culture author T. Edward Nickens, Bob Timberlake's Letter to Home features more than fifty never-published works of art with dozens of pencil and watercolor studies that illustrate Timberlake's process. Essays and art recall the landscapes and people that have most inspired the artist, many in his native North Carolina, from Grandfather Mountain to Bald Head Island to the small Davidson County farms in the Piedmont surrounding his hometown, Lexington, where his family has lived for ten generations.
Photographs and artifacts from his earliest days — boyhood sketches and paintings, collections of sporting art and memorabilia, including historical decoys and firearms — accompany Timberlake's stories, in his own words. Now in his eightieth year, Timberlake says he is "painting more than ever and with a love and a fervor that's never been so strong."