Allan's painting October - Barn Owl will be on the cover of award-winning Canadian poet Patrick Lane's up-coming book entitled WITNESS : SELECTED POEMS 1962 - 2010, published by Harbour Publishing, available in September 2010. Patrick became interested in Allan's artwork after a visit to the Peninsula Gallery and coincidentally, is a former professor of Allan's from the University of Saskatchewan in 1988. For more info: www.harbourpublishing.com
In May 2010, Painter's Lodge honoured the artists of Painters At Painter's by dedicating rooms in perpetuity as a tribute to each artist. Room 425 at the world famous resort in Campbell River, BC is now the W. Allan Hancock Room and features Allan's artwork on its walls. On your next visit to Painter's Lodge, feel free to request to stay in room 425 and enjoy all the views the room has to offer, both inside and out!
Allan was recently selected as the BC Ducks Unlimited 2009 Artist Of The Year with his painting entitled Silent Sentinel - Barred Owl. Limited Edition prints of his painting will be available at DU fundraisers throughout the year. Allan will have Artist Proof prints available for sale in January 2010.