A little about Me
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Hello. Thanks for taking the time to drop past my web page. I hope you enjoy looking at the carvings I so like to do. Let me tell you a little bit about myself.
First, I was born and raised in the great state of Idaho. In Pocatello to be exact. I was educated, and worked all my professional life as a chemist. (Yes, I am a real doctor. A Ph.D. though, and not an M.D.) Although I have done many other things as well. I can truthfully say I have worked as almost everything from a cowboy to a research scientist.
Along the way, I dabbled in such fields as free lance writing and professional painting. In fact, I've added a new page to the site that contains a partial list of my writings. I will be adding to this as I continue to write and publish my work. Check it out if you are interested in either Wood Carving or Fly Fishing.
I spend some time on the East coast working in the chemical industry, but decided to return to my native state. Here, while working as a chemist for a microelectronics plant, I got interested in the area of fly fishing. After some work, and study, I finally opened a fly shop. It didn't last very long due to my poor business acumen. So I turned to writing about the lovely fish I sought after and caught on the tiny flies I still tied.
Then, as age crept up on me I found that I was unable to make the long hikes and fight the strong rivers like I used to. So, instead of fishing for the beasties, I turned back to my interest in art, and began to carve them from wood. I now own my studio, where the magic happens that turns a piece of wood into a magical creature of stream or lake.
Take a look around my site. Return as often as you like. I am always carving new pieces, and they will be posted in either the 'Gallery or the Catalogue areas .
Gary 'Doc' Fenwick