Former Woldgate College pupil’s exhibition at The Deep

Robert Fuller

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Visitors to The Deep in Hull can enjoy paintings by a former Woldgate College pupil, which went on show at the aquatic visitor attraction this month.

The pictures, by Robert Fuller, of Thixendale, were painted on his recent visit to the Galapagos Islands where he spent time studying birds and animals in their natural habitat.

Robert Fuller’s painting of a Galapagos Penguin is among the images at the attraction following the addition of their own penguin enclosure this year.

Alongside Mr Fuller’s paintings there are information boards on the challenges faced by this unique penguin species.

The wildlife artist’s exhibition also features pictures of blue-footed boobies, albatross and frigate birds.

Mr Fuller said: “When I travelled to the Galapagos Islands in May this year, I was astounded by all the weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit these islands.

“It was so exhilarating seeing them all and watching how they interact with one another. I visited during the busy breeding season and so many of my paintings feature courting couples.

“This painting of a Galapagos penguin comes from a photograph I took of a pair of penguins I watched on some rocks.

“The courting pair had been interrupted by a third penguin moments before and had actually shoved this interloper off the rock. I captured them standing triumphant after knocking this rival off.”

Robert Fuller’s paintings will be on show until 5 January.