Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Tag: painting kingfishers


Revealing the underground world of kingfishers It’s mid-January and I’m wading thigh-high through a stream looking for kingfishers. Minnows dart before each footstep. I hear a faint high-pitched peeping sound ahead and slow my pace. A flash of orange and cobalt blue whizzes by. As an artist, I find the vivid pallet of kingfishers irresistible and I have often painted them. Over the years I’ve learned a lot about their behaviour, but I’ve always longed […]


Electric blue and accented in bright orange, kingfishers are undoubtedly Britain’s most striking birds. This art collection follows an intensive study of their behaviour, during which I filmed kingfisher chicks inside their underground nests.   Paintings Inspired by Kingfishers The sight of a kingfisher is often no more than a fleeting flash of blue as it darts along a riverbank and so in order to study this bird closely for this collection of detailed paintings, […]

Kingfisher painting by Robert E Fuller


    This year I have undertaken my most ambitious wildlife project yet: to watch kingfishers via cameras hidden inside their underground nest chamber for a new exhibition of paintings on how different animals raise their young. My footage has been so ground breaking that BBC Springwatch plan to use it in this year’s series, which begins next week.   The project began after a friend who has fishing lakes where kingfishers have nested for […]

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