Andrew Haslen was born in Essex in 1953. He lives in Suffolk with his wife, three tortoises, two bengal cats and one mad spaniel.
Totally self-taught, Andrew is inspired by the landscape and wildlife that surrounds his home. A lifelong interest in nature allows him to have the required knowledge of his subject. He has been strongly motivated by the work of 20th Century wildlife artists such as R B Talbot Kelly and Eric Ennion.
The Hare plays a big role in Andrew’s work, and having first hand experience hand raising three orphaned hares, he knows the creature well and continues to be fascinated by them.
Other subjects particularly attractive to Andrew are birds, especially the more colourful, such as woodpeckers and kingfishers.
Places to see Andrew’s pictures:
Pinkfoot Gallery, Cley-next the-sea
Norton Way Gallery, Letchworth Garden City
He was elected member of the Society of Wildlife Artists in 1988 and exhibits at their annual exhibition at Mall Galleries.
Winner of the R.S.N.C. Natural World Art Award 1992 & 1997, winner of the R.S.P.B. Art Award 1996 & 1999.
Selected 7 times to exhibit at Birds in Art exhibition, Leigh Yawkey Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA.
Birds in Art 1993 (work puchased by the Museum)
Birds in Art 1995
The Artists View 1996
Birds in Art 2012
Birds in Art 2014
Birds in Art 2017
Birds in Art 2020
Birdwatch Artist of the Year 2018 – Sponsored by Swarovski and awarded at the Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. The picture that won was Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, one of my new multi-block linocuts