Internationally renowned, award winning wildlife artist to exhibit at Idle Valley Nature Reserve near Retford this month

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust will welcome an internationally renowned wildlife artist with a passion for bird watching and celebrating nature to its Idle Valley Nature Reserve near Retford later this month.

Over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of April, Michael Warren, a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists who has exhibited all over the world from France and Spain to New York. He will be exhibiting a range of acrylics and watercolours including new works featuring Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust nature reserves.

The exhibition will be open between 10am and 4pm each day and a percentage of all sales will go directly towards helping Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust care for sites including Idle Valley through its Nature Reserves Fund.

Painting of wrens at Kirton Wood by Micheal Warren

Michael Warren

Michael is a long-standing supporter of the Wildlife Trust and President of Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers. He has previously mounted special exhibitions for the RSPB and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and this will be his third exhibition in partnership with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. With his passion for nature, especially birds, the Idle Valley, with over 450 hectares of wildlife habitat, is the ideal venue for this latest exhibition. Speaking about the exhibition, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Head of Communications & Marketing Erin McDaid said:

Michael is wonderful artist with a unique ability to capture the essence of nature reserves and other wild places. We are delighted to welcome him to the Idle Valley for his latest exhibition and very excited to see the new works featuring our nature reserves.

Michael, who is based in Nottinghamshire and a founder member of the Nature in Art National Wildlife Art Collection, will be on hand each day to chat to visitors about his experiences and wildlife painting techniques.

Refreshments will be available throughout weekend in the centre Café.