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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Our new mobile lab will enable the Healthy Waters Program to deliver capacity, learning, and training to watershed-based communities. We need your support to convert the vehicle and equip it with lab instrumentation. This will allow us to deliver insight into pollutants of concern in local watersheds, and contribute to solution-oriented practices that protect and restore fish habitat.

Sam Scott and Peter Ross standing in front of the future mobile lab, which is a grey sprinter van.