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Etcetera by Warwick Higgs.


Etcetera by Warwick Higgs.

Item Code : FAR0652Etcetera by Warwick Higgs. - This Edition
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Warwick Higgs

Warwick Higgs was born in London, and at the age of 21 Warwick left college to become a full-time painter. Being a keen naturalist, animals and birds provided the main inspiration for his paintings. Warwick Higgs had his first one-man exhibition was in London in 1976. Warwick lives and works in Surrey. He has completed numerous commissions for the advertising industry, charities, corporations and publishers and his work is included in collections in Europe, Japan and USA. In 1996 and 1999 Warwick was nominated as a finalist in The Fine Art Trade Guild Awards and in 1997 he won the Best Up and Coming Artist Award. For many years he produced a superb series of paintings for art prints for Solomon and Whitehead.

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