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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 […]

original painting great crested grebe

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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 […]

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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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, […]

9 natural treasures

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Capturing the Glance of a Peregrine in Paint | My Painting Story This is the story of a new original acrylic painting inspired by watching peregrine falcons on live nest cameras at Salt End Chemical Park in Hull. Footage from this camera is streamed via wifi to my art studio more than 50 miles away and over the years I have watched the story unfold as this formidable peregrine pair raise three generations of chicks […]

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My collection of penguin paintings are the result of an intrepid journey to the Antarctic. I spent five weeks navigating from the Falkland Islands to South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula on a Russian ice-breaker. We were battered by force 12 winds, 10 metre high waves and sub-zero temperatures, but, thankfully, not being the sort of person who suffers from seasickness, these extreme conditions made the trip all the more exciting. Antarctica is an incredible […]

badger painting of the week

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Badgers live in deep burrows, known as setts, and only come out to forage at night. Their brief daylight forays make it difficult to get a good understanding of their characters and as a wildlife artist I’ve always wanted to learn more. So I built an underground badger sett and installed cameras into chambers within it in the hope that I could film their secret underground world. When I then learned of three young cubs […]

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My job as an artist is varied and involves travelling the world to watch wildlife in its natural habitat. Every now and then I receive a commission that is different from anything I’ve ever encountered. Last year during a trip to watch whales and bears in Canada, I received an email to ask if I would consider painting oystercatchers at Craster Harbour in Northumberland. My client, the children’s author, David Brazier, was very specific about […]

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I paint in a detailed, precise style using both acrylic and oils to reproduce each feather or whisker. I want my paintings to be as lifelike as possible and consequently, I spend much of my time watching and photographing animals in the wild before I pick up my paintbrushes. The results are detailed portraits of an animal I know well. Follow the links that accompany each painting to read their individual stories. If you would […]

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A precious few animals in the UK wear white for winter A handful of animal species have the remarkable ability to turn white in winter in order to match the snows of the season and the transition, which in the UK applies to ptarmigan – a genus of bird related to grouse – mountain hares and stoats, is something that fascinates me. Neither mountain hares nor ptarmigan are found in Yorkshire and although I have […]

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