Robert Olsen is a freelance designer based in Cheltenham. He also runs an online gallery,"The Fine Art of Fishing," where limited edition prints of ... Show synopsis Robert Olsen is a freelance designer based in Cheltenham. He also runs an online gallery,"The Fine Art of Fishing," where limited edition prints of his illustration and photographic work are displayed. This is his first book. Tom's Book is a personal project - written, illustrated and beautifully designed solely for his son. Those who have seen it have finally persuaded him to open it up to a wider audience. Consisting of 21 chapters, each is illustrated with a full page drawing and chapter heads in pen and ink. It is a very personal view of fishing involving friends, barbel, grayling, chub and salmon from the Wye valley, carp and tench from hidden pools, trout from streams, crazy thoughts, fun and a meeting with Bernard Venables that brought his childhood fishing full circle. Robert Olsen is a freelance artist whose work over the years has appeared in many publications including Trout & Salmon magazine. In association with John Bailey, he has illustrated several fishing books for New Holland and Collins Willow. The BBC's Tales from the River Bank (which he also designed) and the award winning Trout at Ten Thousand Feet are particular favourites. Through Tom's Book he has brought together his love for water, the written word, typography and illustration into a single volume. Rob has recently completed illustrations for "Fishing In the Footsteps of Mr Crabtree" written by John Bailey.There is also a Television series to be broadcast on Discovery in January 2013. Tom's book was originally published as a limited edition hardback. It was one of the fastest selling books via the publishers Fishingbooksender.co.uk and has received rave reviews from all that have read it. We are constantly receiving requests for this, long sold out book, that we have decided to publish the book as paperback.