Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

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I like to think there is a reciprocal relationship between my conservation work and my paintings – I do a creature a good turn and it helps me out by posing for its portrait. Never was this truer than with the painting of a hedgehog. I have never painted this prickly creature up until now as it’s a subject that I’ve always considered a bit ‘twee.’ In fact I have to confess to habitually letting out […]

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Remember the hedgehog I rescued last winter? I grew so fond of him I decided to put him to work as a model.  This painting of him posing in a bed of autumn leaves was the centrepiece of my Christmas exhibition. I like my paintings to reflect the connections that I will have established between myself and the animal or bird portrayed – I certainly got to know this little chap very well – even […]


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