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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. […]

otter mother and cub

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In search of otters along Scotland’s rugged Ardnamuchan coastline, I get a rare glimpse of an otter mother and her cub.  I spend two weeks this summer watching and photographing a family of otters, including an otter mother and her cub, on the Ardnamurchen peninsula in Scotland. I had spent a full day following a dog otter along the rugged coastline of Loch Sunart ( Click here to read the story of how I watched […]

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In search of otters along Scotland’s rugged Ardnamuchan coastline for a new painting.    This summer my family and I travelled to the Ardnamurchan peninsular to look for otters. I love the Scottish countryside: its highlands, islands and coastline team with wildlife – even if it can be a little challenging to get up close. We set off on a glorious sunny day. In Yorkshire the landscape was scorched brown – there had been only one […]

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I’ve been trying to study otters one and off for the last few years. It is hard work as they are largely nocturnal and very secretive. Often, I’ve only had a fleeting glimpse of one, which is not enough to allow me to study it for a painting. I’ve been trying to watch one individual that I knew was living along a tributary of the river Derwent. I set up some camera traps. These work […]


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