Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

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Red stags are truly fabulous beasts. But to get up close to them in the wild you need to be prepared to really get down on your hands and knees! For the photographic studies I need to paint the portrait of a particularly magnificent red stag, I dropped to my knees and walked alongside the stag, as if I were a member of his herd!   Scotland’s Red Stag Rut I’ve always wanted to experience […]

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Welcome to your weekly update of all my latest wildlife paintings. I spend many hours watching wildlife in its natural habitat in order to capture the individual character of each of my animal subjects. Enjoy! Click here to meet the wildlife models that inspire these paintings September 24th, 2020 Squirrel Nutkin My Painting of the Week To mark Red Squirrel Awareness Week this week, I’m pledging £10 from every sale of my limited edition print […]

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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 a weekly update of paintings these photos have inspired. September 24th, 2020 Red Squirrel (Sciurus Vulgaris) Wildlife Art Model of the Week This week is Red Squirrel Appreciation Week. Red squirrel populations in England are still worryingly low, but in Yorkshire they can be seen in reserves at Widdale, […]

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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 […]

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The moment a hare visits its young is one of nature’s most intimate secrets. This is the story of the time I was lucky enough to capture it on camera in my garden. Uncovering a secret  As I crossed the woodland behind my art gallery I heard something moving in a small clump of hazels. I looked up just in time to see a hare lollop away. I peered into the spot it had just […]

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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 August 2020 European Bear Wildlife Painting of the Week Bears only emerge from thick forests at night, when they venture into clearings to forage […]

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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. August 28th, 2020 Otter (Lutrinae) Meet the Model Otters have two layers of fur to keep them warm in northern seas. This extra lining also traps air close to their skin making them buoyant and it’s not uncommon to see otters floating on their […]

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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. […]

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