Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Exhibitions and What’s On

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So far 2020 has been an extraordinary year of ups and downs, but throughout all the uncertainty the wildlife here at Fotherdale Farm has remained a constant source of cheer. I’ve discovered that am not the only one that has enjoyed watching owls, kestrels, stoats and weasels as they go about their daily lives in my garden in Thixendale. It turns out that millions of other people have also found solace in the nature here […]

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Welcome!   Welcome to my Christmas Art Exhibition which you can access either here online, or in person by booking an appointment HERE If you are staying here online, I’d like to invite you to take a tour of my gallery where you can enjoy all my latest original paintings, wildlife art prints, and gifts online as well as find out all about the secret lives of the wild creatures that inspire me.  In a normal […]

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As a wildlife artist, I spend my time watching and photographing animals in their natural habitat to gain a thorough understanding of their individual characters. Each new composition begins outdoors as I follow an animal in the wild to learn its unique story and ends in my studio where I apply a detailed, precise painting style to create my life-like portraits. In this blog post, I hope to share my painting process for different artworks […]

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The moment a hare visits its young is one of nature’s most intimate secrets. This is the story of the time I was lucky enough to capture it on camera in my garden. Uncovering a secret  As I crossed the woodland behind my art gallery I heard something moving in a small clump of hazels. I looked up just in time to see a hare lollop away. I peered into the spot it had just […]

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This is the extraordinary story of an only barn owl chick whose lonely, chequered, life was recorded on cameras hidden inside her nest. Read on for an owl drama that, looked at from a human perspective, spans love, loss, and even murder! Of course as a barn owl, all this is normal! Live Cameras in my Art Studio  Next to my drawing board sits a bank of TV screens streaming live footage from inside animal […]

connecting to nature through wildlife rehabilitation

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As I sit at my easel painting, two playful stoats bound about on a TV monitor beside me. Far from a distraction, these happy animals lift my spirits and make the long days at my easel go faster. Hand-Rearing a Tiny Stoat Kit I have known and cared for both since they were tiny kits and even hand-reared one – a female, this one was just four weeks when she was referred to me by Mustelid […]

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UPDATE: Needles & Pins Now Released Just to let you know both rescuedhedge-hoglets have grown into healthy adult hedgehogs and I have now released these them into my garden. The good news is that my wildlife cameras mean I can keep track of them as they explore the great outdoors. And one of the hedgehogs has obligingly moved into a hedgehog box I made! I hope this one stays here for the winter, where I […]

rehabilitating ernie the wild tanwy owl

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Rehabilitating Eric| Finding a Foster Family This is the story of a rescued tawny owl chick named Eric and how he is fostered by a family of wild owls. Rehabilitating Eric & Ernie | August Almost Time to Leave Home It’s almost time for Eric & Ernie to find territories of their own. In the meantime, they are toughening up alongside their foster siblings in the wild summer storms we’ve been experiencing here in Yorkshire […]

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  I have just finished a new painting featuring a kestrel perched proudly at the entrance to her nest. Painted in acrylics, it’s a portrait of a particularly plucky female whose life I have followed closely on my wildlife cameras this season. The first time I saw her She and her mate appeared in my garden late last winter and began an intense courtship. I was delighted when they went on to inspect the array […]

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A kestrel who fought off several attacks on her nest in order to bring her young up in my garden has proved inspirational. Not only did her bravery move me to paint her portrait (above), but a film I made of the story is due to be shown on BBC1’s The One Show tonight.  I’ve collated some of the highlights for you here. Read on to see them and click here to read the full […]

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