W. Allan Hancock

W. Allan Hancock’s fascination with the natural world began in his childhood and has found expression in his artwork ever since. While the subject of Allan’s art continues to be the beauty of the natural world, many of his paintings offer a reminder of the impact we have on it.

Allan’s art career began in 1989 when he started to work as a wildlife artist for a greeting card company. Drawn to its natural beauty and abundant wildlife, Allan moved to Vancouver Island in 1995 to pursue a self-employed art career. Since then Allan’s artwork has been selected for numerous fundraising projects for wildlife and habitat conservation purposes. His work has appeared twice on the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp, and two books exclusively feature Allan’s paintings. Allan hopes his work inspires each viewer to take a closer look at the natural world and to treasure all that it offers.

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  • End commercial trophy hunting of large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest.
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  • Support the recovery of endangered Southern Resident killer whales by restoring Chinook salmon habitat, and so much more.
Chris Genovali, executive director of Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
Chris Genovali, Executive Director

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