Biography for Andrew Hasler (1967)
Andrew has painted for as long as he can remember fascinated by the native wildlife around him. After leaving school he served an apprenticeship restoring the coachwork on Rolls Royce motorcars, some of which belonged to the Royal family. The skills he learnt during his apprenticeship were later channelled into sculpting.
After leaving the Rolls Royce garage to pursue an art career full time around the same time as starting to dive, the wealth of marine wildlife and underwater scenes captured his imagination and he hasn't looked back since. He started exhibiting the marine works in 1999 and his reputation has gone from strength to strength.
With all of his work he aims to capture the spirit of the subject and at the same time harness the movement and light.
In 1993 he had work accepted for the Summer exhibition at the Royal Academy in London. He won the Essex Chronicle Award for art in 1995 and also best past winner in 1999. In 1996 and 2001 his work was exhibited at the Society of Wildlife Artists exhibition at the Mall Gallery in London. Andrew also received the silver medal award at the Wildlife Art Society 2000 exhibition in Bristol. Andrew has enjoyed a successful career as an artist ever since.