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A Struggle For Survival In winter, our garden birds face the toughest round of the year: shorter days and longer, colder nights. Migratory birds flee south, but these hardy residents stay put to face winter head on and it can be a harsh season for a garden bird. Their main predicament is food, or rather the lack of it. Each species has a unique strategy to tackle inclement weather. Some birds confront the issue head […]

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My Garden Provides Art Inspiration All Year I am constantly on the look out for new subjects to paint and I have designed my garden to ensure I attract as many birds and mammals here in order to inspire new compositions all year round. In 2006, I planted 1,200 trees to create a woodland on what at the time was a bare hillside behind my gallery. Read more on how I set about planting my […]

Badgers on Night Watch: Art Print by Robert E Fuller

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As the clocks turn back this weekend, I for one won’t be sorry. I love being out in the dark listening for wildlife in the gloom. This is when the landscape turns monochrome and strangely beautiful and when I experience my closest encounters with wildlife. This is a time when my hearing becomes my primary sense and my landscape becomes my soundscape. After a lifetime of watching wildlife on a daily basis I’m already fairly attuned […]

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See wildlife reflected through the seasons through this collection of fine-art paintings, chosen for you each week.  I paint directly from my own photographs taken in the wild. Follow this link to see the captures that inspired each artwork.   February 24th, 2020 Badger: On Duty at Dusk Wildlife Painting of the Week A badger sett near my home on the Yorkshire Wolds has provided live models for paintings for many years. I visit the […]

Robert Fuller and TV Mike Dilger

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I was probably one of the few people in the country to be pleased when I saw the forecast for snow in March 2018. More than two years previously BBC’s The One Show asked me to film a five minute piece about wildlife in winter and I have been praying for ‘proper’ snow ever since! I kept a close eye on the weather forecast. A camera crew and The One Show presenter, Mike Dilger, were […]

Bandita, white stoat photographed by Robert E Fuller

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Meet Bandita, the white stoat who has been capturing hearts on social media and in the news. As a band of snow accompanied by freezing temperatures hit the UK from Eastern Europe, this cute little creature was ready for it. Stoats have the ability to turn white for essential camouflage in winter snows and Bandita’s coat turned well in advance of the arrival of ‘The Beast from the East’, as the weather front that has […]

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I am currently exhibiting a new collection of paintings of wildlife in winter and I thought I would share with you the photographic and video research that went into this new series. I am particularly interested in how animals behave when the temperatures drop and so whenever it snows I like to get out with my camera to see what I can find. This is a really magical time. Not only does the world turn […]

painting by Robert E Fuller

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UPDATE: This post was written after heavy snows in 2011. Since then the farmer next door to my gallery has also planted a very successful conservation strip. Read the following post on how it drew in huge flocks of rare birds right outside my window! I’ve got huge flocks of rare birds outside my window thanks to the farmer next door.     David Hockney said in an interview about his paintings of the Yorkshire […]

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I’ve endured the icy winds of Antarctica in order to photograph wildlife for my paintings. But nothing in that cold climate compares to my ordeal of watching courting hares on the Yorkshire Wolds in 2010. As the country came to grips with one of the iciest cold snaps in decades, I spent 10 days trudging through thigh deep snow, sometimes for eight hours a day. When it snows on the Wolds, it really snows, and […]

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The Stories Behind The Paintings | Hare Artwork I spent days following a group of hares through knee high snow drifts and my sightings inspired a flurry of new paintings. This is the story of behind the art. Snow hare camouflage In order to photograph wildlife up close it is important to blend into the background. I have had plenty of practice and have a few tricks up my sleeve: a snow white ski suit, […]

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