Wildlife Art by Alan M Hunt
British Wildlife Painter
Alan M Hunt is widely regarded as one of the best wildlife artist in the world and although hard to comprehend these images on this website do not portray the actual strength and depth of the original paintings. These original british and african wildlife paintings are truly better than a photograph and Alan manages to capture images of wildlife that photographs never can.
ORIGINAL WILDLIFE PAINTINGS AND PRINTS
Now 70 years old, Alan has been painting wildlife art for over 50 years. In that time, he has captured thousands of images of wildlife from around the world and painted hundreds of popular wildlife paintings. He has travelled extensively on field trips to destinations such as Africa, Madagascar, Alaska, Peru and Antarctica – to name just a few around the world! Alan is a native of the North of England and now lives in Scarborough having previously lived in France for the past five years where he enjoyed getting to know the birds of the mid and southern regions of europe and learning their migratory routes over his own backyard. Now back in the UK Alan is enjoying life back in the North of England capturing local flora, fauna and wildlife,
"Scatter" - Tsavo Matriarch - Larger elephants with big tusks are nicknamed Tuskers, this magnificent beast has disturbed some egrets.
"Humans are destroying wildlife and the planet, if my son does not get to see in his lifetime half the wildlife I've seen I will feel very guilty."
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INTERRUPTED CAT NAP
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WHITE RHINO PORTRAIT
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Tigers are one of my favourites of all the big cats. It is difficult to understand the true size and power of these animals. However their beauty is clear to see. See more big cat paintings.
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Wildlife Sketches by Alan
A collection of graphite pencil studies by Alan M Hunt.
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BRITISH WILDLIFE ART
British Wildlife Artist Alan Hunt began painting at the age of eight, when his mother gave him a box of paints to occupy him as he recuperated from an illness. He started off painting British garden birds, which had fascinated him from an early age, but soon moved on to capture the natural world around him on canvas.
Alan first studied art at Middlesbrough Art College, hethen decided to study zoology at Leeds college and
Alan has received international acclaim as a wildlife painter, winning The Society of Animal Artists’ USA Award of Excellence on four occasions and The Wildlife Art Societies UK "Best Artist on Show" for three consecutive years.
His popularity became immediately evident in the USA and he became the lead artist at five exhibitions in the US and in 1998 was the first non-American painter to be voted on to the American Wildlife Art Hall Of Fame. In 1999, he was chosen as Artist of the Year for the Florida Wildlife Art Expo.
Alan’s african wildlife artwork has become popular and also attracted huge interest at major auctions including Sotheby’s, Bonhams and Christie’s and continues to captivate collectors across the World.
In recent years, Alan has stepped away from the art exhibition spotlight and circuit to explore and develop his painting style to become the best in his field and with a particular emphasis on capturing texture, depth and richness. His painting experiments have yielded feathers, fur and satin of unparalleled realism.
Alan is married to the equestrian artist Judi Kent Pyrah, with whom he has a son, Guy. His step-son Zach Mendelsohn has created an online presence and co-ordinated international art exhibitions for Alan during his time in France. Alan is now back in the UK and currently lives on the Wykeham Estate near Scarborough in North Yorkshire, UK.
During his painting career, Alan has exhibited his wildlife paintings alongside John Seery-Lester, Robert Bateman, David Shepherd, Carl Brenders, Raymond Ching, Brian Jarvi, Kim Donaldson, Andrew Ellis, Terry Isaac, Steve Winterburn and most of the Top and best wildlife artists around the world.
Alan judged the Daily Mail's "Not the Turner Prize" painting competition at the Mall Galleries, and the "National Children's Art” Competition also at the Mall Galleries in London.
Alan who is now semi-retired was section winner in the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010 with his exquisite tiger painting "The Watchmen" in the animals in their environment section. of the BBC wildlife artist of the year competition.
Painting Field Trips
Some of the most memorable field trips have been Africa, Alaska, Yellowstone, Kenya, Guatemala, India, Nepal, Madagascar, Botswana and the Antarctic. His favourite was playing with the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda.
Alan’s passion for wildlife and conservation has driven many fundraising efforts during his lifetime, raising money through donated artwork and percentage donations from print royalties - Save the North Tees Marshes to having Helped Save the Tigers (over £100,000.00)
Television and Radio Appearances in the UK, USA, Canada, Holland, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore.
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Alan M Hunt is one of the World's best wildlife artist, big cat painters and animal painters. His original african wildlife paintings and amazing wildlife art prints adorn the walls of many private collectors and art lovers around the world.
Alan’s interest in conservation and a love of all animals, flora, fauna, wildlife and nature has successfully made him one of the most acclaimed British wildlife painters in the world.
Latest Paintings and Artwork
Alan’s latest original wildlife paintings are only being shown in a few selected art galleries across the world.
New Original Paintings
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