Alan Hunt was born in England, studying zoology at Leeds College and Bristol University. His artist training came from Middlebrough Art College. This background of scientific and artistic skills causes Hunt to call himself "the zoologist who paints wildlife."
He has worked with animals in the wild and in captivity - in parks, zoos and reserves. Indeed, he has used his ability as a naturalist-guide for bird watchers and others interested in nature around the world.
Hunt's artist life began in earnest after others showed a great deal of interest in his paintings. Over the years he has exhibited his work in museums, galleries and other locales worldwide. His wildlife art hangs in public and private collections.
His preferred technique, gouache, is an opaque and heavily pigmented watercolor medium which allows him to explore his interest in extreme detail and realism.
A devoted conservationist, Alan Hunt is constantly seeking new ways to help environmental groups raise funds. He now concentrates his work solely on endangered species in order to bring their plight to the attention of as many people as possible. Beyond his art, Hunt makes whatever financial contributions he can to those conservation causes which match his interests and concerns.
"I'm particularly pleased to be associated with NWF Editions," said Hunt, "because the net proceeds of my work will go directly to help solve environmental problems."
"If my son doesn't get to see half the wildlife in his lifetime that
I've seen, I'll feel very guilty. Rather than become famous as a painter,
I would like to be remembered as someone who tried to make people aware
of the need to protect the environment and the planet."
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