Editor’s note: Here’s another installment of a new series on angling art. We’ll try to post a new painting, drawing, or sculpture every week. If you have any suggestions for artists we might feature, let us know below.
I’ve been friends with Minnesota-based artist Bob White since we first met at a benefit fly-fishing event for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in 2007, but I’ve been a fan of his artwork for much longer than that. For instance, he did the wonderful illustrations for Tom Rosenbauer’s The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide. He’s more than just an artist, though: he’s a real-deal sportsman and angler. Bob guided fly fishers in Alaska and Argentina for many years, and he continues to lead groups of anglers to far-flung destinations. Here’s what he had to say about this painting:
If we’ve ever fished together, then you know how I feel about a good shore lunch. Can you smell the wood smoke, and hear the spruce popping as the fish fries? Yeah, I thought so… me too!