Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

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Barn Owl Paintings Barn owls are my favourite birds of prey and I have painted them more than any other. My artwork is informed by watching barn owls in the wild and on cameras hidden inside their nests. Click here to go to my barn owl nest camera Scroll down to see my barn owl painting collection and of course, if you are interested in any buying any of my prints, follow the links in […]

children share playground with wildlife

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A New Climbing Frame Also Becomes a Playground for Wildlife Well before lockdown, when such things were possible, my wife Vick announced that she had found a bargain second-hand climbing framing for our daughters on Facebook. It was priced at £200 for a towered wooden structure with connecting walkways, swings, slides and a climbing wall. The wood alone would have cost more than that! And so, after a bit of arm twisting, we made several […]

rehabilitating ernie the wild tanwy owl

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Rehabilitating Eric| Finding a Foster Family This is the story of a rescued tawny owl chick named Eric and how he is fostered by a family of wild owls. Rehabilitating Eric & Ernie | August Almost Time to Leave Home It’s almost time for Eric & Ernie to find territories of their own. In the meantime, they are toughening up alongside their foster siblings in the wild summer storms we’ve been experiencing here in Yorkshire […]

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Most evenings I see a barn owl float silently across the darkening sky above my gallery in Thixendale. It is a heartening sight and has inspired many a painting.  It’s been a good year for barn owls This year these owls have done really well thanks to record numbers of their favourite food, voles. Their breeding success is remarkable when you consider all the factors that need to be in place for these beautiful white […]

the best nest box for a tawny owl

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Each year tawny owls nest in my garden in boxes built especially for them and over the years I’ve learned what sort of box suits the species best and where to site it. I am often asked how to build a nest box to attract tawny owls and so I hope this post will help answer most questions. Where to site your tawny owl nest box Before you set about building a nest box, you […]

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I’ve been up late most nights finishing off new original paintings for an exhibition at my gallery in Thixendale. It’s been hard to concentrate because of a particularly raucous pair of tawny owls outside. It is ironic since paintings of these birds rank among the ‘natural treasures’ I have on display. Click here for more information about my exhibition: Natural Treasures  Natural Treasures: Noisy Tawny Owls The tawny owls live in the valley below my […]

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 […]

fostering tawny owls

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In the valley below my gallery three tawny owl chicks make their way through a line of sycamore trees, flitting from branch to branch. They are heading towards my garden bird table, where the adult tawny owls tear up portions of food to feed to them one by one. Tawny Owls are excellent parents These birds are excellent parents, even though only one of the three owlets is actually their own chick.  The other two […]

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Many of the limited edition owl art prints in this collection feature owls living in my garden. I favour a detailed style to capture the individual character of these magnificent birds. Barn Owl Art Prints Barn owls are my favourite owls. I love the way they glide over grassy fields or perch silently on fence posts with their white feathers glowing against the evening sky.   Barn Owl On Lookout | Limited Edition Print | […]

owl in heatwave

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As temperatures across the UK soar to record highs, heating up the countryside in the day and bringing dramatic thunderstorms at night, the owls in my garden are developing strategies to cope. So far the tawny owls are cooling off in my garden ponds, and their chicks have even adopted my daughters’ paddling pool to bathe in, but the barn owls are more unsettled – especially by the thunder. The family of tawny owls living in […]

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