A Christmas Robin for Her Majesty

Morgan Warren offered Her Majesty a special birthday present, in recognition of Her patronage of the Save the Children Fund of Canada.

Her plan was to render in watercolour, on the print A Christmas Robin, Balmoral Castle as it had looked during the Queen's early summers spent there. However, the small simple remarque grew to span a large portion of the margin as can be seen below:

Close-up of Remarque on 'A Christmas Robin' by M. Morgan Warren for HM Queen Elizabeth

Close-up of Remarque on "A Christmas Robin" by M. Morgan Warren for HM Queen Elizabeth II showing Balmoral Castle with Mt. Lochnagar as backdrop, British Robin in the foreground. (A Remarque is a small original image either drawn or painted on a print, usually in the margin.)


A Christmas Legend

A Christmas Legend
A Christmas Robin

Two thousand years ago
A king was crowned
With mockery and scorn;
On that day
A bird flew down
And plucked a thorn
From His noble brow
To try and ease the pain,
Staining sombre plumes
With royal blood:
Today, with breast aglow-
Badge of a selfless deed-
The blesséd robin
Heralds Christmastide.

-M. Morgan Warren



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Besides her A-Frame Studio, Morgan Warren's work can also be seen and purchased at:

Stonehouse Pub & Restaurant
The Royal Scot Suite Hotel
Days Inn Victoria on the Harbour
Adrienne’s Tea Garden @ Mattick’s Farm
Murchie’s Tea and Coffee Ltd.
Butchart Gardens


Morgan Warren
A-Frame Studio
at Canoe Cove Marina 
2300 Canoe Cove Rd 
North Saanich , BC V8L 3X9 

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