Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

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I am expecting two tawny owl chicks to hatch next week, and I hope to share the moment they emerge from their eggshells, all feather-wet and wobbly, on my YouTube livestream. The eggs were laid in mid-January, the earliest I have known tawny owls to have a clutch here in Thixendale. Normally, this species lay in late February or March. Filming Tawny Owls in the Nest Tawny owls are very secretive, so I’ve only managed […]

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AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS ON THE THEME OF WILDLIFE COURTSHIP ANIMALS IN LOVE BY WILDLIFE ARTIST ROBERT E FULLER This new exhibition of paintings is a focus on animal courtship. Each painting is the result of of extensive field research into animal behaviour and was inspired by elaborate courtship displays of both British wildlife and animals worldwide. I have chosen to execute each artwork with intricate detail using both oil and acrylic paint to record […]

connecting to nature: sharing with wildlife

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A New Climbing Frame Also Becomes a Playground for Wildlife Well before lockdown, when such things were possible, my wife Vick announced that she had found a bargain second-hand climbing framing for our daughters on Facebook. It was priced at £200 for a towered wooden structure with connecting walkways, swings, slides and a climbing wall. The wood alone would have cost more than that! And so, after a bit of arm twisting, we made several […]

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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. November 21st, 2020 Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) Meet the Models Sparrowhawks are formidable predators. They attack with such lightning-quick speed that most gardeners are only ever aware of their presence by the unhappy pile of songbird feathers left on the lawn. […]

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A Rare, Living Elm On the wooded slope of a valley that sweeps away from my home and gallery in Thixendale, grows one of England’s rarest species: a magnificent old elm tree. This big, beautiful, tree is one of just a handful of living elms left in the country. At one time these elms dominated the English landscape. But more than 60 million were killed in an epidemic of Dutch Elm Disease that all but […]

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Kingfishers are undoubtedly one of Britain’s most iconic waterside birds but despite their dazzling beauty, their future is precarious. These bright blue birds are listed as ‘amber’ by conservationists – which means their future survival is in danger. They are also registered as a Schedule 1 species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, meaning they are in need of additional protection. The main challenges kingfishers face are: Cold Temperatures Kingfishers struggle to hunt in freezing […]

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 […]

wildlife photo of the week puffin

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Wildlife Photo of the Week | Spring Art Studies I paint directly from my own wildlife photographs and so much of my time is spent out in the field watching animals. In this blog, I’ve selected the best images of the season to share with you each week. From badgers emerging from underground to the first swallows of summer, these are the art studies that inspire my artwork. Click here to see these photographs translates […]

wildlife art exhibition nunnington hall

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A collection of my paintings goes on show at Nunnington Hall near Helmsley North Yorkshire on Saturday until November 3rd. The exhibition, ‘Wildlife on the Yorkshire Wolds’, tells the story of the kestrels, weasels, stoats, badgers and owls I watch at my home in Thixendale. My wildlife films, taken from cameras hidden in my garden, and stories of my animal observations will be on show alongside the artwork. Nunnington Hall has a long tradition of […]

owl in heatwave

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As temperatures across the UK soar to record highs, heating up the countryside in the day and bringing dramatic thunderstorms at night, the owls in my garden are developing strategies to cope. So far the tawny owls are cooling off in my garden ponds, and their chicks have even adopted my daughters’ paddling pool to bathe in, but the barn owls are more unsettled – especially by the thunder. The family of tawny owls living in […]

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