Having had no formal training in art Alan has become the artist known today through his own study and knowledge of the landscape and wildlife. He is generally shy when asked about his technique and styles, for they differ with the different mediums he uses. Many of his patrons, however would disagree and given he has sold over 600 original paintings during his time in Glen Lyon is remarkable evidence in itself that he is indeed an artist of high repute.
Viewers of Alan's work are genuinely impressed when they realise that the paintings, limited edition prints and sculptures are the work of one artist. Painting is his life and if anything is certain about Alan Hayman, it is that he was born to paint. He was born in Montrose and spent his early childhood around Montrose Basin and began studying and drawing the varied bird life around the basin from an early age when most of his peers were still playing with building blocks.