W. Allan Hancock
W. Allan Hancock has had a fascination with the natural world from his childhood days. Allan spent most of his youth in Saskatchewan where abandoned homesteads and the remnants of human heritage also began to leave a lasting impression. Today Allan continues to share these two interests, reflecting on the passing of time and our influence on this world.
Allan’s art career began in 1989 when he accepted a full-time position as a wildlife artist for a greeting card company. He soon found gallery representation and a growing demand for his work. Drawn to its natural beauty and abundance of wildlife, Allan moved to Vancouver Island in 1995 to pursue a self-employed art career full-time.
Allan’s artwork has been selected for numerous fund-raising projects for wildlife and habitat conservation purposes. He is the youngest artist ever selected as Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Artist of the Year and was honoured with the Waterfowl Art Award in 1996. His artwork is also featured on the 2005 & 2011 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamps.
Hancock’s paintings are featured in the book, Amazing Animals: The Remarkable Things That Creatures Do, authored by Margriet Ruurs.
Allan resides in the Comox Valley with his wife Taryn and their children Ezra and Sage.
His amazing wildlife paintings can be found at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley, BC.