Fuller came to St Ives from Fife in Scotland in the early 1890s, and in his painting engaged with the many moods of the sea, often in an Impressionist manner. His work showed his interest in J A M WHISTLER.
The 1901 Census lists he and his wife Emma living at the House on Cliff at Lelant near St Ives. He exhibited locally at Lanham's, the Arts Club and from his own studios at Barnoon and Dunvegan, as well as nationally. A full-page caricature drawing by Fuller was included in the St Ives Times (12 Nov 1910) to advertise the forthcoming local theatrical production Don't miss comin' to see Mrs Cummin.
He was responsible for the execution of the beaten copper plaque for the St Ives Arts Club Memorial to the artists of the town who lost their lives in WWI, working to a design by Borlase SMART. A close friend was the artist Fred MILNER.
Painter of marine subjects, landscape and figures; copper worker and draughtsman
works and access
Works include: A Small Catch (1896); The fish scale; Glitter and Foam; Surf; Sun-kissed Foam; Cornwall's Iron-Bound Coast; The Last Hope; St Ives Harbour; Carthew Point at Porthmeor Bay (1911); Sea Breezes; A Short Cut (woodcut 1917)
Access to work: Full page caricature drawing in Supplement to advertise local theatrical production Don't miss comin' to see Mrs Cummin (St Ives Times 12 Nov 1910); beaten copper plaque for the St Ives Arts Club Memorial to the artists of the town who lost their lives in WWI; Hardie (2009) b&w repr of Caulking a Boat, St Ives (private collection)
NAG 1896, Revival Exhibition 1920
St Ives 1909, March 1911, Summer Permanent exhibition 1913, March 1915, March Show Day 1920, Spring Exhibition April 1920, April 1923
New Print Society Exhibition (etchers, printers, litho & woodcuts) Market Hall, Penzance 28 April-5 March 1917
Plymouth Art Gallery Great Exhibition and Sale of Work November 1917
Cornish Telegraph 25 Mar 1909
St Ives Times 16 Apr 1920 [from WMN], 3 Sep 1920 [from WMN], 25 Mar 1911, 1 Aug 1913, 8 May 1914, 19 Mar 1915, 27 Apr 1917, 4 May 1917, 9 Nov 1917, 5 Mar 1920, 6 Apr 1923
Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery;
(2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall
Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History;
Wood (1995) Victorian Painters
Wormleighton (1998) Morning Tide