An exhibition and sale of oils, watercolours and drawings from the studio of John Busby including works of other artists from his private collection.
Opens Sunday November 20th (12 noon - 4.00 pm)
until Thursday December 15th 2016
at the Wildlife Art Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk CO10 9PZ
I recently found this map of various walks around Menston in Yorkshire which John had annotated with delicate drawings of the different species of birds he saw. The family estimate that this was drawn up in the mid 1940's when John was a teenager. In his book Land Marks and Sea Wings he wrote about his childhood in the Yorkshire dales.
In 2011, I persuaded Dad to let me video him while he drew the garden birds coming to the bird feeder outside his dining room window. This bird feeder was a magnet for all the small birds in the area, and regularly attracted a wide variety of species. Sitting in comfort at the dining room table he made many, many sketches and drawings.
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