Alan M Hunt
Alan Hunt’s “Grey Wagtail” painting depicts the bird by a stream. The artist said that his intention was to show the fluidity of water moving around and over rocks that feel and look wet whilst depicting one of his favourite British birds in it’s naturally beautiful surroundings.
British wildlife artist Alan M Hunt began painting at the age of eight when his mother gave him a box of paints to occupy him as he recuperated from an illness, double pneumonia. He started by painting British garden birds from his bedroom window with his 1937 copy of the Observers Book of British Birds and Archibald Thorburn illustrations. Alan soon moved on to capture the other wildlife and the natural world around him on watercolour paper, board and canvas.