Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

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Welcome to your weekly update of all my latest wildlife paintings. I paint in a realistic style and spend many hours watching a bird or animal in its natural habitat in order to make each composition as lifelike as possible.   Click here to meet the wildlife models that inspire the paintings June 29th, 2020 Curlew in Wildflowers Wildlife Painting of the Week The sound of a curlew calling as it rings out over moorland is […]

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From deer emerging from woodland to owls flitting over evening skies, meet the wildlife art models that inspired my paintings this season. Click here to see paintings these photos have inspired. July 4th, 2020 Gannet (Morus) Wildlife Art Model Britain’s largest seabird, the gannet gets its name from the Old English ‘ganot’ meaning strong or masculine.  Britain hosts 60% of the world’s gannet population and Yorkshire is home to the UK’s largest mainland colony at […]

Otter painting by Robert E Fuller

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Paintings Inspired by Otters Otters are so secretive, watching them for my paintings can often be tricky. Over the years I’ve learned how to track them in the wild in order to study them up close. The following paintings were inspired by these encounters. For the painting above I used acrylics paints, applying my brushstrokes in layers in order to get across the thick, damp fur of this otter. I was pleased with the composition. […]

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Capturing the Glance of a Peregrine in Paint | My Painting Story This is the story of a new original acrylic painting inspired by watching peregrine falcons on live nest cameras at Salt End Chemical Park in Hull. Footage from this camera is streamed via wifi to my art studio more than 50 miles away and over the years I have watched the story unfold as this formidable peregrine pair raise three generations of chicks […]

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Crackle: Standing Proud | A Portrait of a Stoat Below is a short video following the story of how a new painting featuring a stoat named Crackle came about. Crackle was born in my garden in 2019 and when she was just a young kit she starred in a TV documentary for BBC Natural World and for the US station PBS. The programme was all about stoats and the family of mammals they belong to; […]

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As a wildlife artist, I spend my time watching and photographing animals in their natural habitat to gain a thorough understanding of their individual characters. Each new composition begins outdoors as I follow an animal in the wild to learn its unique story and ends in my studio where I apply a detailed, precise painting style to create my life-like portraits. In this blog post, I hope to share my painting process for different artworks […]

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I paint in a detailed, precise style using both acrylic and oils to reproduce each feather or whisker. I want my paintings to be as lifelike as possible and consequently, I spend much of my time watching and photographing animals in the wild before I pick up my paintbrushes. The results are detailed portraits of an animal I know well. Follow the links that accompany each painting to read their individual stories. If you would […]

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A precious few animals in the UK wear white for winter A handful of animal species have the remarkable ability to turn white in winter in order to match the snows of the season and the transition, which in the UK applies to ptarmigan – a genus of bird related to grouse – mountain hares and stoats, is something that fascinates me. Neither mountain hares nor ptarmigan are found in Yorkshire and although I have […]

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Make this Valentine’s Day special and choose a painting or a gift featuring the animals that best express your love. You say it best when you say it with wildlife!  Love Birds: Say it with a painting Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a painting of two love birds cozied up together. And the gift of art means you can hang your favourite painting on your wall and be reminded of your feelings for one […]

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  For US readers: In my blogs, a weasel refers to your ‘least weasel’ and stoat is your ‘short-tailed weasel’. For more on ID and definitions:  CLICK HERE This collection of 16 paintings of both species follows a five-year intensive study of these animals in my garden… Read about these studies here. Scroll down to see the paintings in the collection and read all about the wildlife sightings that gave me inspiration. 1. Standing Proud […]

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