Rpbert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Watching Wildlife

wildlife photo of the week seal pup

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Welcome to ‘Wildlife Photo of the Week’ where I share the best of the photographic studies that inspire my paintings. Each week I select one & relate the story behind the picture. If you feel inspired by a subject feel free to get in touch – I paint private commissions and am happy to discuss possible compositions. My number is 01759 368355 or email me on mail@robertefuller.com. To look back at my spring, summer and winter selections follow these […]

why save tree sparrows

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I began helping tree sparrows 20 years ago I moved to Fotherdale Farm, high on the Yorkshire Wolds, in 1998 and when I got here I was disappointed by the lack of wildlife in my garden. But then again it was hardly a garden, more an expanse of mud that had been levelled by a JCB digger, following the renovations of the farmhouse. There were barely any plants here to provide food or cover for […]

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This year I celebrate 20 years of painting the wildlife on my doorstep. I’ve been looking back at some of my favourite wild visitors and the paintings they inspired. See more at my winter exhibition at my gallery in Thixendale, North Yorkshire, from Nov 10th – Dec 2nd. July 1998 Only 2 tree sparrows at Fotherdale Painting the wildlife on the doorstep When I moved to Fotherdale Farm in 1998 the only bird life here was one […]

Wren painting by Robert E Fullre

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It is one of Britain’s smallest birds, but it has a big personality. Find out how a cheeky wren won wildlife artist Robert E Fuller’s heart and got itself a home for life in the artist’s garden.    Looking after a wren in my garden: winter When I moved to Fotherdale Farm in 1998, building a vegetable patch was a priority. That autumn I proudly displayed my first ‘harvest’ of shallots and onions in the […]

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Wildlife artist Robert E Fuller tours the wildlife garden he designed 20 years ago and points out stoats, sparrowhawks, kestrels and owls living in the trees and shrubbery. After two decades, this Yorkshire wildlife garden now provides a constant source of inspiration for his art.   It is now 20 years since I moved to Fotherdale Farm in Thixendale and in all my time here I’ve never known such a warm October. One particularly balmy […]

art exhibition 20 years of painting wildlife on the yorkshire wolds

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It is 20 years since I moved to Fotherdale Farm on the Yorkshire Wolds! Celebrate with me at my winter wildlife art exhibition as I look back over two decades of painting the animals and birds that live on my doorstep. Wildlife art exhibition:  ’20 Years at Fotherdale Farm’ at The Robert Fuller Gallery, Thixendale, November 10th – Dec 2nd Save the date for my winter wildlife art exhibition. I will be showing brand new […]

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From my studio window, I have a great view over the Yorkshire Wolds. I like to keep my French windows wide open for as long as the weather allows. At this time of year, I often find myself distracted from my easel by the autumn bird migration.  As huge flocks of birds fly overhead in formation, I can’t help but put my paintbrush down to admire them. See short eared owls during the autumn migration […]

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Always wanted a bullfinch in the garden? They might be one of Britain’s most beautiful birds, but they are also one of its shyest. Wildlife artist Robert E Fuller learned five tricks to get bullfinches to pose for their portraits in his country garden.   Bullfinches stand out from the crowd, but it is hard to get them to feed in your garden With its smart black cap and tail, bright pinky-red breast, and eye-catching white […]

peregrine on a chemical park

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Accustomed to photographing wildlife in rugged, remote locations, wildlife artist Robert E Fuller dons hard hat and fireproof overalls to film peregrine falcons nesting amidst the noise and smells of a chemical plant on the Humber estuary. The story is due to feature on BBC1’s Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire at 7.30pm on Monday 17th September.     Over the years I have been to some amazing places to see some spectacular wildlife. But my […]

peregrine falcon facts

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Wildlife artist Robert E Fuller has been studying peregrine falcons for a new series of lifelike paintings. Here he shares his background research into these formidable falcons and analyses the facts that enable the world’s fastest bird to fly at record-breaking speeds. Peregrine Falcon Facts: The wandering bird The name peregrine falcon comes from the Latin word ‘peregrinus’, which means ‘wanderer’ or ‘pilgrim. It is so named because outside of the breeding season these birds […]

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