Alan M Hunt
British Animal Painter
Alan M Hunt is widely regarded as one of the best animal artists in the world and although hard to comprehend these animal images on this website do not portray the actual strength and depth of these original animal paintings. These original british and african animal paintings are truly better than a photograph and Alan manages to capture animals in a way that photographs never can.
Alan M Hunt has been painting animals for over 50 years. In that time, he has captured thousands of images of animals and birds from around the world and painted hundreds of popular wild animal paintings.
ORIGINAL Animal PAINTINGS
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BRITISH ANimal ARTIST
Alan M Hunt studied art at Middlesbrough Art College and then went on to study zoology at Leeds College and Bristol University.
Alan has received international acclaim as a wildlife painter for his animal art, winning dozens of prestigious award including, 3 Awards at the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2018 including the coveted The Peoples Choice Award voted for by people visiting the exhibition. BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Runner up and winner of Animals in their Environment. 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. The Pacific Rim International artist of the Year .
British Animal Painter
Alan M Hunt's popularity grew 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. During his time he signed with publishing houses Framehouse Galleries in Kentucky, Mill Pond Press, NWF - National Wildlife Editions and later Washington Green.
Alan’s animal artwork has become popular among private collectors and art lovers around the world and is work has been featured in some of the top galleries and museums including Holland's prestigious Jacht Museum, the Halcyon Gallery where he also exhibited at Harrods (The Art of Living Exhibition) 2003 alongside some of the finest past and present contemporary artists from around the world.
Animal Art Career
During his painting career, Alan has taught in art workshops and exhibited all over the world with his animal art paintings alongside great artists and friends such as John Seery-Lester, Robert Bateman, David Shepherd, Carl Brenders, Raymond Ching, Brian Jarvi, Kim Donaldson, Andrew Ellis, Polyanna Pickering, Terry Isaac, Steve Winterburn, Simon Combes.
Alan M Hunt judged the Daily Mail's "Not the Turner Prize" painting competition at the Mall Galleries, and the "National Children's Art” Competition alongside Rolf Harris also at the Mall Galleries in London.
Some of Alan's most memorable painting field trips have been to Africa, Alaska, Yellowstone, Kenya, Guatemala, India, Nepal, Madagascar, Botswana and the Antarctic. His favourite was playing with the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda.
Including in 2005 The Mara Migration Exhibition with Kim Donaldson and Brian Jarvi.
Antarctica expedition in November 2006 where he ran a series of workshops during the 19 day Antarctic voyage where he also captured reference material for an up and coming exhibition in London.
Animal Art Conservation
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)
There have been many different programmes for many countries.
WWF Tigers and Snow leopards
Born Free foundation
The Peregrine trust USA
Big Cat Survival Trust
Tusk force Rhinos
Sappi South Africa
the Gambia Native Reserves
New Zealand, Save the forests-S Island
Tsavo East Kenya £20,000.00 anti-poaching (plaque in Keepers’ Lodge)
Friends of the Earth Int.
David Shepherd foundation
Interviews with Alan
"As nature intended" interview with the Yorkshire Post 2009.
Tips to Help You Paint Animal Fur
Books and Publications
Wild Life & Sporting Life,
On The Edge by Paul Evans,
The African Wilderness Portfolio for SAPPI,
More Wildlife Painting: Techniques of Modern Masters by Susan Rayfield,
Into the Wild
The Animal Image Radio 4
Television and Radio Appearances in the UK, USA, Canada, Holland, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore. Including
"Becoming a wildlife artist" on Yorkshire TV
"Dales Diary" on Tyne Tees
And a documentary by National Geographic
Animal Art Auctions
Alan's wildlife art has been auctioned by -
Christies UK & USA, Sotheby’s
Phillips, Bonham's UK & Singapore
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.
Alan’s original animal paintings are only being shown in a few selected art galleries across the world.
New Original Animal Art For Sale
Please go to latest originals paintings to see all Alan’s current selection of African animal paintings for sale and check out his latest animal art page.
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See also Bird Paintings
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