Look out for the article 'Drawn to Nature' in the August 2016 edition of BBC Wildlife magazine.
"Arguably one of the most influential British wildlife artists of the post-war period thanks to his bestselling books, John Busby had a gift for capturing the essence of a species with just a few lines, marks or washes."
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.
This magnificent mural in the Scottish Episcopal Church of St Columbas-by-the-Castle in Edinburgh was painted by John Busby in the late 1950's.
Some digging in the National Records of Scotland office brought to light the vestry minutes at the time the mural was commissioned and a Church Newsletter from April 1981 was unearthed which had an article written by John to explain his inspiration for the mural and the Christian imagery invoked.