Idle Valley Nature Reserve set to host exhibition by renowned wildlife artist

Idle Valley Nature Reserve, situated just minutes from Retford off North Road, is set to host a special exhibition by renowned wildlife artist Michael Warren.

The exhibition will include a range of paintings featuring Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves including Kirton Wood and Rainworth Heath.

Michael, a life Member of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and President of Nottinghamshire Bird Watchers is a founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and his depictions of birds have gained a loyal following and his paintings have been exhibited across the world.

Michael Warren

Speaking about the special exhibition, which will help generate income towards the Wildlife Trust’s Nature Reserve Fund, Michael said: “As an artist and very keen birdwatcher living in Nottinghamshire I have become increasingly interested in the work of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.  The reserves provide me with excellent opportunities to seek subjects for my paintings with their great variety of habitats and species. Through my paintings I am showing the diversity and beauty of these locations. This exhibition continues the work I am doing with the Trust.”

Michael Warren Wren painting

The exhibition will run from 10am-4pm on Saturday the 13th of April and Sunday 14th April