Award Winning Wildlife Artist and Watlington Outdoors Pro-Staff Member
Paul Fenwick grew up hunting the small wood lots surrounding the corn and soy bean rich fields of his grand parents 175 acre farm in Hunterdon county, NJ, one of the highest populated, deer producing county’s in the garden state. Since taking his first deer 33 years ago at age 13, hunting, fishing, and just being in the outdoors has been an integral part of Paul’s way of life.
Most people know Paul as being an award winning wildlife artist, having painted several state wildlife stamps, his art has been seen on the covers of numerous outdoor magazines, has won “Best of Show” awards and has been licensed world-wide. Paul paints wildlife exclusively, and it has proven to be an invaluable contribution to his success as a hunter.
Combining his love for hunting, and the outdoors, with his passion for art, Paul's time spent afield studying the animals he paints, has given him an intimate understanding, appreciation, and respect for the animals he hunts. It has also given him the opportunity to acquired first hand knowledge of his subjects and their habitats, as well as a bounty of ideas and inspiration for his work.
Having hunted in PA. Quebec, Illinois, and New York, most of Paul's 33 years of hunting experience has taken place close to home. On small private tracks of land in and around the fertile farmland of rural NJ, Paul has taken several Pope and Young scoring whitetails, with his best being a 15 point, non-typical, gross scoring 154 inches. Paul's greatest love of hunting is with bow and arrow, but also enjoys hunting with gun or muzzleloader. Some of Paul's most memorable hunting adventures have been to Quebec, Canada, where he has taken two P&Y black bears.
Pursuing long-beards is also an outdoor passion of Paul's, especially in the last few years, as his son has become of age to hunt. Not only just being able to pass on his knowledge and experience to his son, but because of the ability sit together and communicate with each other while hunting, not to mention the ease of video taping the memories. Sharing in his son's lessons learned and his hunting success has been very exciting and rewarding.
When he's not behind the easel, chances are you'll find Paul spending countless hours in a tree stand observing the wildlife that surrounds him, passing up the young ones while waiting on a shooter. Paul, his wife Connie, and their son and daughter, reside in the same small town where Paul was raised in New Jersey. Paul also enjoys fishing, visiting the shore, and watching his children play sports. If you'd like more information about Paul you can also visit www.fenwickart.com