Michael Warren SWLA

Born in 1938, Michael lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife Kate. He studied art at the College of Art in Wolverhampton and became a professional artist, painting full time, in 1972.

Michael’s art has developed in conjunction with active bird watching; all of his paintings coming from field observation. Early paintings contained very decorative backgrounds to the bird subject. This emphasis has gradually given way to a greater realism while retaining a strong design element.

He has extensively studied birds, traveling around the world to paint them in acrylics or watercolour on pure rag paper.

Among his many accolades, Michael is President of Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers,  Treasurer to the Society of Wildlife Artists, founder member of Nature in Art (National Wildlife Art Collection) and has work in their permanent collection.

1997 saw Michael win the art award at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. He has written and illustrated books on wildlife,  designed postage and conservation stamps and held exhibitions in the UK, France, Spain and New York.

His work is held in both public and private collections.