ROBERT E Fuller's exhibition of wildlife from the grounds of Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, near Driffield, opens at the East Riding stately home on September 12.
Robert, who runs his own wildlife art gallery and studio in Thixendale, depicts deer, foxes, hares and other shy creatures that can be glimpsed in the 50-acre grounds.
“The landscaped parkland and gardens that surround Burton Agnes are a haven for birds and wildlife,” he says. “I want to celebrate this natural heritage with an exhibition that highlights the secret world going on outside the hall.”
Robert's highly detailed paintings will be on show in the Tudor hall’s elegant long gallery until October 5.
"I feel very honoured that my work will be displayed in one of the Yorkshire Wolds' most stunning stately homes alongside some great works of art,” he says.
The long gallery is home to collections of Chinese porcelain, French Impressionist paintings and Epstein bronzes, as well as more modern art acquisitions made by the Cunliffe-Lister family.
Simon Cunliffe-Lister, whose family lives in the hall, says: "Early in the morning, you often see roe deer in the grounds and barn owls glide across the fields adjacent to the house. Of course there are always hares bounding across the lawns too. It will be nice to have all their portraits on display inside.”
The exhibition includes a 5pm private viewing and 7pm evening talk on wildlife by Robert E Fuller in the great hall on September 18. Advance booking is required for this exclusive event via robertfuller.com. Tickets cost £15 and include the opportunity to tour Burton Agnes at night.
Opening hours for Robert E Fuller at Burton Agnes Hall are 11am to 5pm, September 12 to October 5. Normal admission prices apply.