The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club (SOC) at Aberlady are holding these original watercolours and drawings by John Busby during December 2020. Prices range from £130 to £450. A special present to treat yourself or someone else? Visitors from East Lothian and other Tier 2 areas are welcome to call in when the centre is open (Thurs […]
£50 each +p&p 37 x 41 cm unmounted. There are quite a few architects’ plan drawers in the studio. Wide and shallow they could hold enormous sheets of paper and are ideal for the sketches and unmounted original watercolours they hold now. Every so often I delve into the drawers and emerge with some […]
Remounting this lovely watercolour of Manx Shearwaters recently I came across a pencil sketch of coastal waters with seals and a small Hebridean style boat on the back. Which picture would you display? £450 in double mount 40 x 50 cm buy now from the shop.
“The contrast between silent cliffs and restless water offer powerful pictorial dynamics for an artist, as do the changes of light and shade and the air full of circling birds. The cliffs are a frontier between us and the horizon – to the seabirds, they are a necessary foothold on which to nest; a vertical […]
In his book Lines from Nature, John wrote, “Boxing hares in spring present a challenge to catch the movement. Often they are too engrossed in their rivalry to be alarmed by a watcher. Hares seem so much more alive and intelligent than rabbits, or is that just my prejudice against the pests that invade our […]
Here are some of the newest additions to the website – enjoy! Those with a BUY NOW button are available for immediate dispatch. The others won’t be far behind but please contact us to discuss options, particularly if you need international delivery.
Here’s little ‘trotty’ wagtail who went in the rain, according to the poem by John Clare, the 19th Century poet known for his celebration of the English countryside. The Pied Wagtail is a highly distinctive black and white bird with a strutting walk and a tail constantly moving up and down. It’s ‘tittering, tottering’ motion […]
This delightful book (published 1989 and currently available very cheaply on the secondhand book market) is full of wonderful illustrations by John, many in full colour. It takes you through a whole year in your garden with ideas for how to attract more birds, and how to understand their behaviour – tips as relevant now […]
Thank you to the International Crane Foundation and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum for featuring John on their latest webinar Cranes and Artists – a creative dance. Available to view on the ICF YouTube channel here. In his book Lines from Nature John wrote, ” At Hornborgasjon… is one of the great bird events […]
In celebration of John’s life and work, the family offer this short film on the fifth anniversary of his death. We feel particularly lucky that he lives on through his pictures and through them we see again the natural world with renewed insight. “The artist’s job is to open eyes – to see what is […]