With over a hundred sketchbooks from a lifetime of drawing, John’s archive is a rich source of observations of bird and animal behaviour. As well as drawings of the species observed, he would mark colours, habitat and sometimes note a compositional idea that he might later work up into a finished picture.
I have dipped into the sketchbooks here to show a few of these sketches and the resulting watercolours and drawings. Enjoy!
From Bandavgarh, India 1997 – for other India pictures see this link
From Cape Town, South Africa in 1995
From the New Forest 2000 – for other New Forest pictures see this link