Wildlife Trust excited to welcome award winning wildlife artist to Idle Valley Nature Reserve this weekend

Over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of April, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust will welcome award winning Nottinghamshire based wildlife artist Michael Warren to Idle Valley Nature Reserve near Retford.

Michael Warren, a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists 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 has previously held exhibitions for the RSPB and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust sites and this will be his third exhibition supporting Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

He is President of Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers and has a passion for nature, especially birds and has created many works featuring birds in the Trent Valley.

Speaking on behalf of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, Head of Communications & Marketing Erin McDaid said:

Michael has a unique ability to capture the essence of wild places and his passion for wildlife shines out in all his work. We are looking forward to welcoming him to the Idle Valley and particularly excited to view the new works featuring our nature reserves. We hope lots of people take the opportunity to view his work and to talk to him about his art.

Michael, who is based in Nottinghamshire and a founding 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.

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