Bill Gates dropped down in his Lear jet at the airport beside Clearwater Lake and hired a guide to spend the afternoon out on the water, reading a book will some of the biggest lake trout around swam around beneath the boat! A number of years ago I watched a CBC documentary by Pamela Wallin where she interviewed Bill Gates about his Foundation and interest in providing a computer in every public library in North America. I convinced the local librarian to contact the Foundation and lo and behold they were given a brand new computer! Thanks Bill. He truly is quite a philanthropist. A number of years ago I painted a much smaller version of this 30 x 36 in. piece. After watching the National Geographic show "The Big Melt" I am concerned that scenes such as this may soon be a thing of the past, at least for a few thousand years!