NaturalTreasures: The Best of British Wildlife in Art

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The Robert Fuller Gallery

Fotherdale Farm



YO17 9LS

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An exhibition of stunning wildlife paintings, photographs, and films celebrating the beauty of Britain's natural heritage.

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See paintings, photographs and short films of stags, owls, foxes and more at this exquisite art and photography exhibition celebrating the very best of British wildlife.

Dedicated to the work of Robert E Fuller, one of Britain's foremost wildlife artists, this event will appeal to anyone who loves the English countryside and its wildlife.

It includes a startlingly lifelike collection of paintings and limited edition prints of wildlife watched across the UK.

There are highly detailed paintings of red stags spotted in Scotland, buzzards seen in Wales, and kestrels, stoats and owls observed in the artist's own garden in Thixendale.

"People travel abroad to watch wildlife and yet we have stunning animals right here in Britain," says Robert.

"This exhibition celebrates the very best of these natural treasures."

Robert, who paints mainly in oils and acrylics, goes to extraordinary lengths to study animals in their natural habitat in order to capture the essence of his wildlife characters.

Among the animals featured in his new collection is a red squirrel scampering across a tree branch, a badger cubs tumbling along beside their mother, and a robin perched amidst glistening hawthorn berries.

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Wildlife Film & Photography

The event inlcudes Robert's exceptional photographic and film studies. Robert has twice won recognition in the British Wildlife Photography Awards and his wildlife films have earned him more than 26k subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Click here to watch Robert's YouTube Channel

Live Nest Cameras

The event also includes live video feeds from cameras hidden throughout his garden offering visitors the opportunity to glimpse owls, kestrels, weasels and stoats as they go about their secret lives.

These live streams, which in winter time reveal nailbiting territorial battles between owls and kestrels, offer an experience akin to being on the set of Springwatch

Robert also shares the highlights these live cameras on his blog. Check up on the latest now by clicking on the links below:

Barn Owl Nest Camera | Peregrine Nest Camera | Kestrel Nest Camera | Tawny Owl Nest Camera

Wildlife Stories

Storyboards detailing Robert's research into animal behaviour are also part of the display. They tell the story of how the artist gets up close to creatures in the wild and the behaviour that he observes. Many of these tales are also shared on his blog, which to date has more than 65k readers.

Read Robert's wildlife blog

Choose your natural treasure

Visitors to the event will be encouraged to choose their favourite wild creature from Robert's artworks. The best of a shortlist of 25 will be 'Crowned for Christmas' and remain on show until Christmas Day.

Open studio

Robert's studio will be open throughout the exhibition so that visitors can see how translates his photographs and video into stunning artwork. He will also be on hand to talk about his work and some lucky visitors may even get to watch him at work.

About the artist

Known for the depth of study that goes in to his highly detailed paintings, Robert Fuller is also widely recognised in scientific circles for his groundbreaking discoveries on animal behaviour.

He regularly appears on TV , including BBC Springwatch and BBC Countryfile, to talk about his research and is due to feature in a new BBC documentary by BBC Natural World all about his studies into the behaviour of stoats.

A regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, his latest studies of stoats featured in BBC Wildlife Magazine and BBC Countryfile Magazine.


Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or a glass of spiced mulled wine as you browse!

Gift Shop

Take the opportunity to do a spot of Christmas shopping whilst you visit. Robert's original paintings, limited edition prints and bronze sculpture are all available to buy. There is also a wide range of luxury gifts and greeting cards featuring his most popular prints.

About the venue

The Robert Fuller Gallery ranks top of a TripAdvisor guide to the 10 best art galleries in Yorkshire. Located in elegantly restored farm buildings on the outskirts of the traditional village of Thixendale on the Yorkshire Wolds.

The exhibition is free to visit and the venue is wheelchair accessible and has accessible facilities.


This gallery scores five stars on TripAdvisor and 4.7 on Google Reviews. Below is a sample of visitor reviews:

Extraordinary Talent - Great Display Trust your SatNav and follow the signs to this isolated gallery - you will be offered a coffee for your pains!! If you enjoy art and wild life, this is a genuine pleasure. You will see superb technique, attention to detail and an intimate knowledge of subject and setting across a huge range of subjects - stoats to tigers, penguins to owls! We very much enjoyed the live broadcasts from different nature cameras and looking round the different studio settings in the attics of a rambling farmhouse. This is a brilliant operation - well run and a good balance between the business of art and the celebration of a national talent. Well worth a detour. John S , Bedford, United Kingdom 285157 , August 2019

Fascinating insight into the paintings and the man Not too far from the beaten track near Thixendale off the A166 York to Bridlington road and well worth a visit. There are many exquisite original paintings on display as well as faithful copy prints, framed or not, place mats, mugs, coasters etc all from the original works of Robert Fuller who lives and works on site when he is not travelling the UK and the World looking for new animal and bird subjects to photograph and to paint. Robert has many secret local sites with webcams set up to study the habits of his subjects and if you are lucky the man himself will be in residence to answer any questions about his works, writings and adventures. Robert is also a regular contributor to the Yorkshire Post. There is always a friendly welcome with the offer of tea and coffee. An absolute must for all countryside, animal and bird lovers. Jeff S , Leeds, United Kingdom , 7122 , August 2019

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