Most of Michael Warren's paintings contain birds. Michael sketches in the field and these observations provide the basis of his paintings. The paintings reflect his lifelong interest in birds. (He is president of Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers).
All of Michael's paintings are based on field sketches, drawing and studying birds in their natural habitats. Sometimes he paints in the field but more often in the studio. Michael draws with various grades of graphite pencils and paint with watercolours. He mostly usees Pro–Arte brushes with Winsor and Newton tube paints. Preferred papers are Fabriano and Arches. Michael works on one painting at a time. He has travelled for work to many European countries, all 50 American states, Africa, Australia, Micronesia, Peru, Ecuador and Israel.
1938 Born on the 26th October in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
1954-58 Studied Collage of Art, Wolverhampton
1971 Elected to the Society of Wildlife Artists.
1998 Current Treasurer
1997 Royal Society for the Protection of Birds art award. Society of Wildlife Artists exhibition, Mall Galleries
1973 Since my first show I have had many exhibitions in Britain, including major shows at the Wildlife Art Gallery Lavenham. Also one man exhibitions in USA, France and Spain.
1972 First one man exhibition – Moorland Gallery cork Street London.
2007 ‘Images from Birding’ Langford Press. Peterborough
2001 ‘ Lac du Bourget’ Gallimard – Conservatoire du Littoral, Paris
1999 ‘Langford Lowfields’ Arlequin Press Chelmsford
1998 ‘Field Sketches’ Arlequin press, Chelmsford
1984 ‘Shorelines’ Hodder and Stoughton, London and Times Books, New York
Also work published in other books including various publications by the ‘Artists for Nature Foundation’.