Rpbert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Tag: red squirrels

watching wildlife in the caringorms

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The wildlife of the Cairngorms is so inspiring. I went in search of wildcats and came back having seen snow hares, red deer and a golden eagle. It was such a magical experience I couldn’t wait to get back to my easel and paint the beautiful creatures I had seen! I’ve just finished the red stag sketch below. Scroll down to see what else I have painted since I returned. Scroll down to watch a […]

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It’s Red Squirrel Awareness Week this week and in support I thought I’d share my collection of paintings of red squirrels with you. Red squirrels are in serious trouble. The latest estimated population is just 120,000 , of which 75% or more are in Scotland. According to Red Squirrels Northern England┬áthere are only 15,000 left in England. Within 10 years there could be none at all. The main problems are disease, specifically squirrel pox, the […]

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On a trip to Anglesey a few years ago I was lucky enough to see a thriving colony of red squirrels and even to meet the head of an organisation responsible for conservation across the region: Dr Craig Shuttleworth of the Red Squirrels Trust Wales. Dr Shuttleworth gave me a leaflet about red squirrels with a map of Welsh populations and their distribution that dated back to 2000. The paper showed that this endangered species […]


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