Paintings by M. Morgan Warren show a deep love of the natural world. (Submitted)

Famous watercolourist comes to Chemainus for book-signing this weekend

M. Morgan Warren shares her love of the world around us in her newest book, ‘Nature on the Threshold’

Fans of watercolour painting and of the natural beauty all around us, take note.

The Chemainus Theatre Festival is holding a special book signing event on Saturday, March 2 at noon.

There, in the Festival Gallery Gift Shop you can meet M. Morgan Warren and talk to her and purchase her newest book, Nature on the Threshold.

Originally from Great Britain, Warren has moved to Vancouver Island and now lives and maintains a working studio at Canoe Cove Marina, North Saanich, B.C.

Through her highly detailed, realistic watercolours of birds and animals, she strives to give viewers of her work a special glimpse into the hidden lives of her subjects.

During the past 32 years she has made an in-depth study of the fauna and flora of this region, recording her observations in hundreds of photographs, studies, and notes.

Morgan’s paintings and reproductions can be found in many private collections all over the world, including those of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

In 1996 she was the special guest of the DeYoung Museum of Fine Arts in San Francisco, where she demonstrated the techniques of John James Audubon for visitors to the national Audubon Birds of America Exhibition.

Save the Children Fund Christmas cards, the international Sierra Club Foundation Annual Report, and Ducks Unlimited, among others, have featured her work.

Rogers Chocolates recently chose six of her images to be included in their special Canadian Art Collection. As well as Warren’s own studio, her work can currently be found in a number of locations, including Victoria’s Murchies Tea and Coffee, and the world-famous Butchart Gardens.

Nature on the Threshold is Morgan’s second book.

A published poet with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, she has one successful book, Through Their Eyes and Mine, already to her credit.

Warren continues to eloquently portray in words and watercolours the creatures and plants of the area where she lives.

It is her wish that this book will enhance an awareness and appreciation of the beauties of our imperilled natural world.

Copies of Nature on the Threshold will be available for purchase at this event.

Light refreshments will be provided by the Gallery. The event ends at 3 p.m.

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