Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Stoats & Weasels

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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 […]

Robert E Fuller Wildlife Art

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Win A Wildlife Art Print ‘Sitting Pretty’ | Framed Limited Edition Print | Giveaway   I’m giving away this framed limited edition print worth £150 to celebrate my new exhibition of stoat and weasel paintings. To win all you need to do is to enter your name in the box below COMPETITION | FREE TO ENTER * indicates required Email Address *   COMPETITION RULES | TERMS & CONDITIONS It is free to enter the competition. Only […]

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New Art Exhibition Focuses On The Secret Lives Of Stoats And Weasels Wild About Stoats & Weasels: An Artist’s Perspective The Robert Fuller Gallery | Thixendale, Malton YO17 9LS | June 15th – July 7th. Small, swift and deeply secretive, stoats and weasels are hard to spot in the wild. But I have made it my mission to research these little-known mammals for a new series of paintings on exhibit in my gallery in Thixendale, […]

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 art

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Stunning Paintings Of Stoats and Weasels This remarkable collection is the result of a five-year intensive study This collection of paintings follows a five-year intensive study into the secret worlds of the miniature mustelids living in my garden. Click here for an online viewing of the collection My in-depth research into the lives of these common, but little-known, species involved a complex network of surveillance cameras hidden in the shrubbery. It was inspired by a […]

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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