Fenwick grew up hiking the woods and wading rivers and
streams near his home in rural New Jersey. Upon completion
of art school in 1987, Paul embarked on a successful,
award - winning career as a freelance commercial illustrator
working for major companies and corporations, doing technical
illustrations and automotive art.
In 1997 Paul did a series of wildlife paintings for a
T-shirt printing company, one of his first paintings won
Impressions magazine's 1997 "Impressions Awards"
contest for outstanding artwork. That same year Paul entered
and won the NJ Trout Stamp competition. The fulfillment
of painting subjects so significant to his way of life,
inspired Paul to start painting wildlife exclusively,
knowing he could combine his love for the outdoors with
his passion for art.
an avid sportsman has proven to be an invaluable contribution
to his work, giving him an intimate understanding, appreciation,
and respect for the wildlife he paints. It's afforded
him a bounty of ideas and inspiration, as well as opportunities
to acquire first hand knowledge of his subjects and their
Paul has had numerous top finishes in many state stamp
competitions. He won New
Jersey’s 1998 Trout Stamp Contest, won Indiana’s
2000 Trout Stamp Contest and placed 2nd in the 2001
Indiana Trout Stamp Contest. He has been a finalist in
the prestigious Wyoming Conservation Stamp competition,
as well as a 5-time finalist in the Pennsylvania Trout
Stamp Competition where he finished 3rd in 2003, the PA.
competition has since been discontinued. In 2005, at the
23rd Annual Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show Paul's
painting "Risky Rewards" - Blue Claw Crabs won
1st place for best acrylic painting.
artwork has been seen on the pages of The New Jersey Angler,
Sporting Classics, Mid-Atlantic Sportsman, Wildlife Art,
Pennsylvania Angler & Boater, Fly Fishing In Saltwaters,
Art of Angling Journal, Making Waves, and Impressions
magazines, to name a few. His donated artwork has been
used to raise funds for the Recreational Fishing Alliance
(RFA), Trout Unlimited, the Coastal Conservation Association,
The Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, as well as other
non-profit wildlife organizations. His limited edition
prints and giclées have been well received by sportsman
and collectors alike. Images of Paul's artwork have been
licensed internationally, and his original paintings and
prints hang in private collections across the US and Canada.
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