Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Stoats & Weasels

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Twiz: The Story Of An Adorable Wild Rescue Weasel When I first met Twiz she was two weeks old. She squirmed around in the palm of my hand with her head wobbling from side to side, squeaking in distress. She weighed just 10.6 grams, was roughly the size of a child’s finger and was blind, deaf and totally helpless. A fine coat of blond fur barely covered her pink body. As a wildlife artist, I […]

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Stoats and weasels filmed in my garden are to feature in a major new BBC Natural World documentary. Narrated by Dame Julie Walters, the programme promises to be a fascinating insight into the weasel animal family, which also includes badgers, wolverines and even otters. The film will feature the habitats I created in my garden for stoats and weasels and will be screened on BBC2 at 8pm Friday, October 25th. I can’t wait to see […]

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This collection of 16 stunning paintings of stoats and weasels follows a five-year intensive study of animals in my garden… Read more. Scroll down to see the paintings in the collection and read all about the wildlife sightings that gave me inspiration. 1. Standing Proud Title: Crackle: Standing Proud Subject: Stoat Medium: Acrylic Painting Image Size: 29″x20″  Inspiration: This is a portrait of Crackle, a stoat born in my garden in 2019. Despite her mother […]

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Weasel Watch | A Story that Inspired my Paintings   I’ve followed the intimate lives of a family of weasels in my garden since 2015 and my research includes new insights into the courtship behaviour of these tiny predators. Weasels are so small and secretive it is difficult to study their behaviour. Until now, population counts have been largely conducted from specimens trapped by gamekeepers whilst behavioural studies were mainly based on captive animals. As […]

original paintings

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Welcome to your exclusive online viewing of my latest original paintings. These go on show at my gallery in Thixendale today, until July 7th. The exhibition is the culmination of a five-year study of the stoats and weasels in my garden. Also on show are more original paintings inspired by my wildlife adventures. I hope you enjoy the display! Click here to find out more about my exhibition.    The Stoat & Weasel Collection   This […]

stoat study

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A stoat scampers across the decking outside my studio and pauses at the patio door. She stands on her hind legs to press a delicate five-digit paw against the glass. Our eyes connect momentarily. I know this wild individual well. Her name is Bandita and at the time of writing her portrait sits on my easel, awaiting the final touches. As Bandita slips away, I follow her movements via a bank of monitors next to […]

Photograph: Wildlife Artist and Photographer Robert E Fuller with a Stoat

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The Wonderful World of Weasels and Stoats More is known about the habits of snow leopards than of weasels and stoats, so as a wildlife artist and photographer I created a haven in my garden in order to capture their magical, brutal lives. Here’s what I found…. Photograph: Weasel among pink saxifrage Untrustworthy, sly and vicious: the negative characteristics of weasels and stoats can be traced back to ancient times. Back then these tiny carnivores […]

artist obsessed with stoats and weasels

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How My Art Studies Became an Obsession  Falling for the stoats & weasels in my garden For five years, I have followed six generations of the same stoat family and a dynamic weasel dynasty. The project began as an art study to gather reference photographs and information for my paintings, but it soon turned into a mission to understand as much as I could about these minute mustelids. My findings are now drawing interest from […]

stoat camera stories

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This is the story of a family of stoats living in my garden in North Yorkshire. An intensive five-year study into the secret world of stoats I have been watching six generations of a remarkable stoat dynasty for five years now. I follow these little known mammals from the moment the kits are born inside their animal nests to their first experiences of winter snows, getting to know each one individually, giving names to most. […]

stoat study

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Weasels and stoats are among the world’s smallest predators, and yet they figure large in the human psyche, appearing in legends and myths from around the world. Stories of their prowess date back to our ancient times when they were associated with witches and believed to be omens of death. The ancient Macedonians believed that seeing a weasel was a good omen, whilst the ancient Greeks held the superstition that a weasel was an embittered bride […]

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