In 1969, Bob Timberlake took six of his paintings and drove to Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, to show them to the famous painter Andrew Wyeth. Wyeth advised him to go home and devote himself fulltime to painting. In 1970, at age 33, Timberlake left a successful business career to follow Wyeth's advice. In a few short years he has gained the reputation of being the most popular realist painter in the South. The authors discuss several of Timberlake's paintings and why his work appeals to so many people.