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Common Kingfisher (Alcedo Atthis) Just 12cm high with strident blue plumage and the flying-style of a speeding bullet, a kingfisher can really pack a punch. But in spite of all its dazzling brilliance, it is also deeply secretive. As a wildlife artist, I made it my mission to find out more. I built an artificial nest box and watched as a kingfisher pair raised their chicks inside. Here are five of the fascinating facts I […]

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Welcome to your weekly update of all my latest wildlife paintings. I paint in a realistic style and spend many hours watching a bird or animal in its natural habitat in order to make each composition as lifelike as possible.   Click here to meet the wildlife models that inspire the paintings July 7th, 2020 Great Crested Grebe Wildlife Painting of the Week I watched this great crested grebe nest at York University. It was amazing […]

wildlife photo of the week fox

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From deer emerging from woodland to owls flitting over evening skies, meet the wildlife art models that inspired my paintings this season. Click here to see paintings these photos have inspired. July 11th, 2020 Fox (Vulpus Vulpus) Wildlife Art Model Better known for their stealth, foxes are actually fast runners and have been reported to reach speeds of 45kms an hour. They are only likely to achieve this speed in short bursts, however. I photographed […]

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Sleeping Badgers | Inspired by Watching Badgers Underground I have watched badgers for years but it wasn’t until I built an underground sett rigged with hidden cameras that I learned what happens when these mammals disappear below ground. Click here to read more about how I built a badger sett in my garden I offered to help rehabilitate three rescued badger cubs in this sett and this gave me the opportunity to study their behaviour […]

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. […]

kingfisher artwork

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This painting of a kingfisher is the result of a secret study of these brilliant birds inside their dark underground nest. I built a bespoke nest chamber and installed hidden cameras inside so that I could watch what happens when these brightly-coloured birds disappear underground to bring up their young in the dark. Filming Kingfishers Underground And I discovered an extraordinary world under there. For a start, who knew that the chicks looked like aliens? […]

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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, […]

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Crackle: Standing Proud | A Portrait of a Stoat Below is a short video following the story of how a new painting featuring a stoat named Crackle came about. Crackle was born in my garden in 2019 and when she was just a young kit she starred in a TV documentary for BBC Natural World and for the US station PBS. The programme was all about stoats and the family of mammals they belong to; […]

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Gallery Open by Appointment I’m delighted to announce my gallery is now open for exclusive bookings so that you can again enjoy all my paintings, live nest cameras, and films. You are welcome to come alone, with your partner, with family members or friends. But, the group size must be no more than six people in total. Appointments are scheduled to last 50 minutes, so that you and your party can enjoy the wildlife on display […]

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As a wildlife artist, I spend my time watching and photographing animals in their natural habitat to gain a thorough understanding of their individual characters. Each new composition begins outdoors as I follow an animal in the wild to learn its unique story and ends in my studio where I apply a detailed, precise painting style to create my life-like portraits. In this blog post, I hope to share my painting process for different artworks […]

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