Busby’s curiosity about and delight in the natural world jump from every page of this book by Mark Boyd in the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club Journal
Arguably among the most influential British wildlife artists of the post-war period Drawn to Nature feature in the BBC Wildlife magazine Aug 2016
I don’t see how anyone could be anything other than delighted and enthralled as they browse through this book – it’s absolutely wonderful! by Alan Harris in British Birds magazine June 2016
John Busby needs no introduction. His fresh, vibrant artwork inspired a whole generation of artists to emulate his discipline of close observation and drawing from life. by Andy Stoddart Rare Bird Alert website
from the Introduction…
“…In my earlier books Nature Drawings (Arlequin), Birds in Mallorca (Helm), and Land Marks & Sea Wings (The Wildlife Art Gallery, Lavenham), the focus was on the landscapes and fauna of special places. Here I have collected some of the moments that gave me great enjoyment to draw and paint – subjects ranging from common garden birds, seabirds and waders to tigers in India: a little-visited part of Australia; Alpine mountains; British native animals, birds of prey, monkeys, cranes, grebes, and glimpses of a few rarities.
I also want to share a little of my passion for rock pools – those water-formed miniature landscapes of the sea-shore exposed between the tides: times of stillness, waiting for the changes each incoming sea will bring.
The patterns of rocks and seaweeds are beautiful. They rival anything a abstract artist could possible invent and their interplay of shapes seems to echo the spiritual searching of the soul for resolutions.
It is a privilege to share such moments with you. JB”
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