Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Hares

Hares have inspired artists for centuries and I am no exception. I live on the Yorkshire Wolds where hares are prevalent and my many sightings have inspired a large collection of paintings.

Listed below are some of the many stories that lie behind the artworks.

hare kitchen work top saver hare art gift

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If you love hares then you will adore these stunning art gifts featuring my favourite hare paintings. There’s a hare art gift to suit all tastes and budgets. Click here to shop the full hare art gift range A kitchen work top saver to ‘hare’ for This beautifully crafted toughened glass work top saver features my painting of hares racing through snow. Made from toughened glass it measures 40 x 30 cm and is hygienic, […]

hare art print

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Inspired by Watching Hares I paint in a realistic style and try to capture every detail. Hares are mostly solitary animals, but they group together when they are courting. This is when their behaviour becomes interesting since it involves bouts of boxing and high-speed races in which the female tests the strength of her suitors. This art collection includes paintings that capture this behaviour as well as paintings of solitary hares. Paintings of Hares in […]

Leverets at Givendale, Art Print by Robert E Fuller

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As Easter approaches and the world turns its attention to mythical bunnies, I’ve been thinking about the origin of the Easter bunny. Hares only visit their young for a few brief moments a day and it is said that in medieval times people were so unaccustomed to seeing a hare with its young they thought the lone leverets that they found out in the fields had appeared there by magic. It certainly must have seemed odd to come […]

Robert Fuller and TV Mike Dilger

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I was probably one of the few people in the country to be pleased when I saw the forecast for snow in March 2018. More than two years previously BBC’s The One Show asked me to film a five minute piece about wildlife in winter and I have been praying for ‘proper’ snow ever since! I kept a close eye on the weather forecast. A camera crew and The One Show presenter, Mike Dilger, were […]

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I’ve endured the icy winds of Antarctica in order to photograph wildlife for my paintings. But nothing in that cold climate compares to my ordeal of watching courting hares on the Yorkshire Wolds in 2010. As the country came to grips with one of the iciest cold snaps in decades, I spent 10 days trudging through thigh deep snow, sometimes for eight hours a day. When it snows on the Wolds, it really snows, and […]

hare artwork

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The Stories Behind The Paintings | Hare Artwork I spent days following a group of hares through knee high snow drifts and my sightings inspired a flurry of new paintings. This is the story of behind the art. Snow hare camouflage In order to photograph wildlife up close it is important to blend into the background. I have had plenty of practice and have a few tricks up my sleeve: a snow white ski suit, […]

hares in snow paintings

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I’ve endured the icy winds of Antarctica in order to photograph wildlife for my paintings. But nothing in that cold climate compares to my ordeal of watching courting hares on the Yorkshire Wolds one Christmas. Hares in a Line | Acrylic Painting   In 2010, as the country came to grips with one of the iciest cold snaps in decades, I spent 10 days trudging through thigh deep snow, sometimes for eight hours a day. […]

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I watched these hares box the other day. I first spotted a group together in a field. The there was a female in season and she had attracted a large gathering of males. I watched for about half an hour before they sped off across the field in pursuit of this female. You can see this female is surrounded by males. I will be focusing on hares for my next exhibition which runs from June […]

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Chinese New Year begins tomorrow and this time we’re entering the Year of the Rabbit. But according to the Wood Land Trust it was the hare that first figured in Chinese mythology and only changed to a rabbit in modern Chinese horoscopes. I plan focus on hares for my exhibition this summer after learning that this species is actually the fastest declining mammal in the country. My successful ‘hare watch’ over the winter has given […]

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These running hares reminded me of one of my best-selling paintings, ‘Hares on The Run’. The lead hare is a female with the males running enthusiastically after them.   She runs to test their strength. Eventually she will mate with the fastest and fittest. It is amazing to see the hares expend so much energy courting when many animals are struggling just to survive in these harsh conditions. They have had to resort to eating […]

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