Glen Warren was born in rural Mississippi, in 1935, where his only access to the world of art was through illustrated monthly magazines and a wonderful Methodist Minister's wife who was a gifted artist and teacher. His first interest in birds occurred simultaneously with his first in drawing when in the third grade as the result of his city cousin moving back to the country. His inherent drawing ability was always encouraged. After high school, he studied art in San Diego and the University of Southern MS. He has logged in 50 years of honing his craft in commercial and fine art. “I find it’s not the blank canvas that is intimidating but the excitement of creating something from that empty space. I have always envisioned what the painting will look like. In my mind, it will be the very best picture that I have ever done but when the process of painting is done and I have time to take a good hard look I immediately realize I have fallen way short of my own expectations. That’s what keeps me painting – hoping the next one will be (in my opinion) my very best. I believe if I keep painting I will keep learning… then who knows…” Glen continues to paint the subjects he loves, scenes that usually include animals or birds. In 1991, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum included his "Black Swan" painting for their prestigious annual "Birds in Art" exhibit. In 2005, his painting “Got Ketchup” of sparrows and spilled French fries toured with the exhibit as well. Glen’s paintings are in the permanent collections of Mississippi Museum of Art, Cottonlandia Museum, Smith Robertson Museum and a number of private collections. He retired from Mississippi Educational Television as Art Director and now resides in Madison with four dogs and a parrot named Chico.