I grew up on a farm in Cloud Co Kansas, and from an early age had an intense interest in birds, butterflies and drawing. In college I majored in biology and art. I taught college biology for 40 years in Illinois, Colorado, Kansas and Swaziland in Southern Africa. The skillfully decorated gourds used in Africa an the beautiful pottery of the American Southwest were the impetus to try my hand at "gourd art". I began using gourds as my "canvas" for drawing, painting and wood-burning about 20 years ago. The innate beauty of gourds (their shapes, sizes, colors and textures) is fascinating to me. The inspiration for my designs comes from the natural world around me, (fauna and flora) all gifts from God, "the Master Artist" and "Author of my life". Although I continue to experiment and enjoy all types of techniques, my favorites are wood-burning (pyro-engraving), "gourd sculpture" (using gourds and gourd pieces) and gourd carving.

McHenry, Merril

Pair of Cardinals
Code: 351_100
Price: $200.00
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Barred Owl
Code: 351_106
Price: $200.00
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Oak Leave Basket
Code: 351_104
Price: $370.00
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Maple Leaf
Code: 351_109
Price: $85.00
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Hummingbirds
Code: 351_111
Price: $200.00
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Gourd
Code: 351_62
Price: $60.00
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Abstract
Code: 351_61
Price: $40.00
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Seed Pot
Code: 351_108
Price: $85.00
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Fired Pot
Code: 351_107
Price: $85.00
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Quail
Code: 351_60
Price: $50.00
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Roadrunner
Code: 351_59
Price: $50.00
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Waterfall
Code: 351_58
Price: $80.00
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Burning Bush
Code: 351_55
Price: $140.00
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Gourd
Code: 351_54
Price: $100.00
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Faux Leather Design
Code: 351_53
Price: $100.00
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Burrowing Owl
Code: 351_51
Price: $160.00
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Gourd
Code: 351_49
Price: $200.00
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Gourd
Code: 351_48
Price: $120.00
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Gourd
Code: 351_45
Price: $95.00
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Gourd
Code: 351_44
Price: $100.00
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Gourd
Code: 351_37
Price: $41.00
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Gourd Dipper
Code: 351_36
Price: $0.00
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Gourd
Code: 351_35
Price: $50.00
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Gourd
Code: 351_34
Price: $58.00
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