“Home Grown” might be an appropriate nickname for popular wildlife, sporting art and western art, artist Calvin Carter. TOJ readers have had the pleasure of watching this artist stature within the industry grow, and expand his painting passions from a variety of sources including several covers of this magazine, at a variety of art shows and competitions, on his website plus from endorsements from personal commissions.
This month’s cover art, “Winter Stringers” is appropriate for one of the coldest winter months along Texas coast. It can also be one of the most productive for quality — even trophy trout for those willing to brave the elements and wade.
These anglers seemed to have caught conditions just right. After a frontal passage a few bright, warm days are strung together, water temperatures increase a little and speckled trout venture out of their deep holes or channels and on to more shallow flats. There, topwater lures or slow sinking baits are the enticement for a bite of a life-time or maybe a solid stringer.
For more information on “Winter Stringers” and other fine works of art and commissions by Calvin Carter, visit www.calvincarterart.com, or call (409) 201-6685.