Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

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Twiz: The Story Of An Adorable Wild Rescue Weasel When I first met Twiz she was two weeks old. She squirmed around in the palm of my hand with her head wobbling from side to side, squeaking in distress. She weighed just 10.6 grams, was roughly the size of a child’s finger and was blind, deaf and totally helpless. A fine coat of blond fur barely covered her pink body. As a wildlife artist, I […]

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Stoats and weasels filmed in my garden are to feature in a major new BBC Natural World documentary. Narrated by Dame Julie Walters, the programme promises to be a fascinating insight into the weasel animal family, which also includes badgers, wolverines and even otters. The film will feature the habitats I created in my garden for stoats and weasels and will be screened on BBC2 at 8pm Friday, October 25th. I can’t wait to see […]

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This collection of 16 stunning paintings of stoats and weasels follows a five-year intensive study of animals in my garden… Read more. Scroll down to see the paintings in the collection and read all about the wildlife sightings that gave me inspiration. 1. Standing Proud Title: Crackle: Standing Proud Subject: Stoat Medium: Acrylic Painting Image Size: 29″x20″  Inspiration: This is a portrait of Crackle, a stoat born in my garden in 2019. Despite her mother […]

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Although they are very common animals, not much is known about weasels. I built habitats in my garden so that I could study them for my paintings, following their every move via wildlife cameras. Members of the same animal family as stoats, wolverines and badgers, I discovered some fascinating facts about these secretive creatures. 1. Weasels & Stoats Are Good Swimmers They love water. In fact, they can swim and dive underwater like mini otters […]

Photograph: British Stoat

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There is a saying that ‘a weasel is weasel-ey recognised and a stoat is stoat-ally different’, but it only serves to confirm how difficult it is to tell the two species apart. These little brown mustelids are both fast and ferocious, with sinuous bodies and short legs. But there are a few key indicators to look for if you see a tiny, slim brown mammal slip through the undergrowth at speed. Black tip to the tail: […]


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