Andrew Haslen is particularly well-known for his large, hand-coloured linocuts of British wildlife.
A longstanding member of the Society of Wildlife Artists, Andrew is several times winner of the Royal Society for Nature Conservation 'Natural World' Art Award (1992 & 1997 and Runner-up in 1993). He also won the RSPB Art Award in 1996 and 1999.
After the Event
Inspired by the surrounding countryside of East Anglia, where Andrew has lived and worked all his life, the exhibition was a bold and colourful reflection of his passion for wildlife. He enjoys watching and illustrating the animals he encounters and has planned his garden with wildlife in mind - planting trees, digging ponds and leaving areas to go wild.
He loves painting birds with colourful plumages, such as woodpeckers and kingfishers, and although his work is always wildlife related he has particular passions - one being hares. Always intrigued by their behaviour and the mythology that surrounds them, Andrew has been lucky enough to rear orphan leverets. This resulted in his recent book: The Winter Hare, which he published in 2011.
In The Telegraph, regular columnist Robin Page said: “It [The Winter Hare] is a superb collection of sketches, paintings in oil and watercolour, and linocuts, inspired by Haslen’s own tame hares, as well as the wild hares of his countryside […] A genuine pleasure.”
Andrew has won numerous awards for his work, which has been exhibited throughout the country and in the USA. He has been invited to join several expeditions with the Artists for Nature Foundation, travelling to many different areas of the world and examples of his work feature prominently in books published by them.
Andrew is co-owner of the Wildlife Art Gallery in Lavenham which opened in 1988, specialising in 20th Century and contemporary wildlife art. The gallery also publishes a large selection of beautifully presented books, including The Winter Hare, which is available to purchase in the World Land Trust gallery along with a selection of his other books.
- Read more about the World Land Trust gallery
- Explore Andrew Halen’s website
- Read about The Winter Hare book in The Telegraph