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pine marten wildlife art model

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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 a weekly update of paintings these photos have inspired. October 12th 2020 Pine Marten (Martes Martes) Wildlife Art Model of the Week  Pine martens are members of the mustelid family. Roughly the size of a domestic cat, they are deeply secretive, preferring only to break cover at night. I […]

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The moment a hare visits its young is one of nature’s most intimate secrets. This is the story of the time I was lucky enough to capture it on camera in my garden. Uncovering a secret  As I crossed the woodland behind my art gallery I heard something moving in a small clump of hazels. I looked up just in time to see a hare lollop away. I peered into the spot it had just […]

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Common Kingfisher (Alcedo Atthis) Just 12cm high with strident blue plumage and the flying-style of a speeding bullet, a kingfisher can really pack a punch. But in spite of all its dazzling brilliance, it is also deeply secretive. As a wildlife artist, I made it my mission to find out more. I built an artificial nest box and watched as a kingfisher pair raised their chicks inside. Here are five of the fascinating facts I […]

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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 […]

wildlife photo of the week puffin

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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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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 […]

natural wildlife treasure in art red stag

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This new collection of fine art paintings celebrates Britain’s natural heritage. People travel the world to see wildlife but hidden in our countryside are some of the most beautiful creatures.  I’ve picked out nine paintings of animals that I want to shine because I believe they are natural treasures.   1. Natural Treasure| The Robin  Title: Robin on Hawthorn Image Size: 12.25″ x 9.25″ Medium: Oil Paint Inspiration: Voted the British public’s favourite bird, the […]

painting for exhibition of natural treasures

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Natural Treasures: The Best of British Wildlife in Art The Robert Fuller Gallery | November 9th-Dec 1st I’m celebrating the very best of British wildlife with an exhibition of paintings, prints, photographs, and short films of wildlife from around the Uk.  Red stags spotted in Scotland, squirrels seen in Wales, and kestrels, badgers, and owls observed in my own garden in Yorkshire are among the paintings of natural treasures on show. I’ve painted all my […]

swallows wildlife photo of the week

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Photo of the Week: The Best of my Wildlife Art Photographic Studies A Wildlife Photo A Week My photographs are studies for my paintings. I’ve selected the best images of the season for you each week. From puffins photographed along the Yorkshire coast to badger cubs at play – this is the very best of British wildlife. Click here for more snapshots taken throughout the seasons.  Click here to see these photographs translates into paintings […]

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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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