Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Watching Wildlife

badger painting of the week

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Badgers live in deep burrows, known as setts, and only come out to forage at night. Their brief daylight forays make it difficult to get a good understanding of their characters and as a wildlife artist I’ve always wanted to learn more. So I built an underground badger sett and installed cameras into chambers within it in the hope that I could film their secret underground world. When I then learned of three young cubs […]

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My job as an artist is varied and involves travelling the world to watch wildlife in its natural habitat. Every now and then I receive a commission that is different from anything I’ve ever encountered. Last year during a trip to watch whales and bears in Canada, I received an email to ask if I would consider painting oystercatchers at Craster Harbour in Northumberland. My client, the children’s author, David Brazier, was very specific about […]

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Wildlife Photo of the Week | Spring Art Studies I paint directly from my own wildlife photographs and so much of my time is spent out in the field watching animals. In this blog, I’ve selected the best images of the season to share with you each week. From badgers emerging from underground to the first swallows of summer, these are the art studies that inspire my artwork. Click here to see these photographs translates […]

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Stoats and weasels filmed in my garden will feature in a US TV documentary. PBS Nature, a US-wide public broadcasting channel, is showing ‘The Mighty Weasel’ at 8pm on Thursday, February 19th. Narrated by actress, Ana Gasteyer, who is best known for her role in Saturday Night Live, the programme is a US version of a BBC Natural World documentary ‘Weasels: Feisty and Fearless‘ which aired on BBC2 in October.  The film features habitats I […]

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Tawny owls have been bringing their young to feed at my garden bird table for years and I regularly pull up a chair in the evenings to enjoy the show as they all swoop down in front of my living room window. I’ve had up to 10 at once balancing on a branch outside the window and it really is a spectacular sight.   Feeding Predators and Prey My bird table is unusual in that […]

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My Big Wildlife Art Sale is Now On! I’ve got great deals off all my limited edition prints and art gifts. Click here to start shopping!  

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas Just to wish you a Merry Christmas and send a big thank you for all your support and custom throughout the year. I hope you have enjoyed all the news of my wildlife sightings and new paintings over the year. My gallery will be open during the festive season, see below for the opening times. Why not combine a visit with a Christmas walk? Culture at Christmas Looking for something […]

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Most evenings I see a barn owl float silently across the darkening sky above my gallery in Thixendale. It is a heartening sight and has inspired many a painting.  It’s been a good year for barn owls This year these owls have done really well thanks to record numbers of their favourite food, voles. Their breeding success is remarkable when you consider all the factors that need to be in place for these beautiful white […]

the best nest box for a tawny owl

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Each year tawny owls nest in my garden in boxes built especially for them and over the years I’ve learned what sort of box suits the species best and where to site it. I am often asked how to build a nest box to attract tawny owls and so I hope this post will help answer most questions. Where to site your tawny owl nest box Before you set about building a nest box, you […]

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I’ve been up late most nights finishing off new original paintings for an exhibition at my gallery in Thixendale. It’s been hard to concentrate because of a particularly raucous pair of tawny owls outside. It is ironic since paintings of these birds rank among the ‘natural treasures’ I have on display. Click here for more information about my exhibition: Natural Treasures  Natural Treasures: Noisy Tawny Owls The tawny owls live in the valley below my […]

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