Saturday 27th July John Busby: Silent Landscape at the Open Eye Gallery was one of The Daily Telegraph’s 50 best things to see during the Edinburgh Festival and one of only four items in the Exhibitions section. Come and see if you agree!
It’s finally here! The Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh is showing a major exhibition of the distinctive landscape paintings of John Busby during the Edinburgh Arts Festival. Featuring many previously unseen paintings, all held by the artist’s estate, this exhibition shows Busby’s avid passion for panoramas and ‘bird’s eye views’ undertaken during his prolific career. […]
John Busby taught for thirty years at the Edinburgh School of Art so I was not surprised to find this handout amongst his papers. Created for his third year Painting and Drawing students it tries to get them to see beyond the merely visual, to really look, with understanding, at the processes that form the […]
OWLS – December 2018 Eight new pictures of owls have been added to the Birds of Prey Gallery.
An exhibition of Royal Scottish Academicians reflecting on the significance of birds as a motif in contemporary Scottish art ran in early 2019 in the Academicians’ Gallery of the RSA, The Mound, Edinburgh, and featured three works by John Busby RSA, including this watercolour of ‘Gannets on the Bass’ which is now sold. 19 January […]
The print of Birds on the Lagoon Shore, Aldabra is now available through our online shop. The high quality Giclée prints are printed to order and can be posted to addresses world-wide. If you are interested in any of the original artworks please email us to check on their availability. Writing about his experiences in […]
The Aldabra Clean-up Project have these, the last complete set of John Busby’s Aldabra lithographs for sale. Please contact the ACUP if you would like to buy any of them. You can follow the progress of the team at Facebook /AldabraCleanUp or at Twitter @AldabraCleanUp You can see other Aldabra paintings and drawings by John […]
In early 1974 John Busby had the chance to join his friend, the zoologist Bryan Nelson, for a few weeks on Aldabra, a large atoll in the Indian Ocean, north of Madagascar, between the Seychelles and the African mainland, 9 degrees south of the equator. At the time Aldabra was run by the Royal Society […]
If you are looking to have some John Busby cards from this website, do act soon: Mallard Set – only 3 left Seabird Set – only 4 left Collared Dove set – plenty for the moment cost £10 per set including p&p in the UK (£17 for any two sets, £22 for any three) Order […]
In the late 1990’s John Busby did a series of small ‘greyscale’ watercolours for The Herald newspaper in Scotland. Each was of a single species of bird and was used for the ‘Birdwatch’ column in the Saturday edition. Birdwatch – the ice hunter Some of the articles can still be found in the archive [search […]