Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

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white hare at easter

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The Easter Bunny is a mythical creature said to have its origins in medieval times when people believed young hares hatched out of lapwing eggs. It’s strange to think that people could have been so confused, but hares have always had a hold on our imagination and legends about them abound. So imagine my excitement when, last spring, I heard rumours of a white hare living in a remote valley on the Yorkshire Wolds. White […]

hare art print

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Inspired by Watching Hares I paint in a realistic style and try to capture every detail. Hares are mostly solitary animals, but they group together when they are courting. This is when their behaviour becomes interesting since it involves bouts of boxing and high-speed races in which the female tests the strength of her suitors. This art collection includes paintings that capture this behaviour as well as paintings of solitary hares. Paintings of Hares in […]

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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 […]

Robert Fuller and TV Mike Dilger

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I was probably one of the few people in the country to be pleased when I saw the forecast for snow in March 2018. More than two years previously BBC’s The One Show asked me to film a five minute piece about wildlife in winter and I have been praying for ‘proper’ snow ever since! I kept a close eye on the weather forecast. A camera crew and The One Show presenter, Mike Dilger, were […]

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I’ve endured the icy winds of Antarctica in order to photograph wildlife for my paintings. But nothing in that cold climate compares to my ordeal of watching courting hares on the Yorkshire Wolds in 2010. As the country came to grips with one of the iciest cold snaps in decades, I spent 10 days trudging through thigh deep snow, sometimes for eight hours a day. When it snows on the Wolds, it really snows, and […]

hare artwork

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The Stories Behind The Paintings | Hare Artwork I spent days following a group of hares through knee high snow drifts and my sightings inspired a flurry of new paintings. This is the story of behind the art. Snow hare camouflage In order to photograph wildlife up close it is important to blend into the background. I have had plenty of practice and have a few tricks up my sleeve: a snow white ski suit, […]

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My gallery is based in the deep-cut vale of Thixendale in North Yorkshire which, aside from being very beautiful, teams with wildlife. I’ve devoted my life to watching these creatures and I like to think that I know nearly every badger sett, fox den and owl nest in the area – and each of them have inspired a painting. Below I’ve put together a list of some of the best wildlife you can see here and […]

hares in snow paintings

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I’ve endured the icy winds of Antarctica in order to photograph wildlife for my paintings. But nothing in that cold climate compares to my ordeal of watching courting hares on the Yorkshire Wolds one Christmas. Hares in a Line | Acrylic Painting   In 2010, as the country came to grips with one of the iciest cold snaps in decades, I spent 10 days trudging through thigh deep snow, sometimes for eight hours a day. […]

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For an animal in decline, there seems to be a lot of hares about on the Yorkshire Wolds at the moment.


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