Snow at the Studio
North Carolina's most recognized and successful living artist, Bob Timberlake didn't begin his career as an artist until a 1969 encounter with renowned neo-realist Andrew Wyeth convinced him to quit the family business and devote himself to painting at the age of 33. His very first show at the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem sold out, as have most of his one-man shows ever since. The Norton is only one of many museums that have hosted solo exhibitions of his work. In a nod to his mentor, critics have often deemed him the "Andrew Wyeth of the South." His favorite subject remains his surroundings, like this lovely image of the studio where he works caught in a picturesque winter snow.