Celebrating county’s wildlife

Wildlife artist Robert Fuller
Wildlife artist Robert Fuller

A top wildlife artist and former student at Pocklington’s Woldgate College is holding an exhibition, celebrating the wealth of wildlife to be found in Yorkshire.

Robert Fuller plans to display paintings featuring his favourite Yorkshire creatures through an exhibition that also offers nature walks, birdwatching tours, talks on where and how to spot Yorkshire’s secret wildlife and events for children to explore ‘all creatures great and small’.

He said: “I’ve travelled widely to see wildlife all over the world, but there’s something so special about seeing a hare bound across an arable field on the Yorkshire Wolds, or a curlew fly low over moorland. This county is so varied. You can see roe deer and owls here on the Wolds, whilst on the Dales there are red squirrels and grouse and, by the coast, gannets and puffins.”

Mr Fuller hopes his exhibition ‘My Yorkshire: an artist’s perspective’, which runs from 8-30 November at his gallery in Thixendale, will be a celebration of the county’s natural heritage.