The Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh showed 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 showed Busby’s avid passion for panoramas and ‘bird’s eye views’ undertaken during his prolific career. Landscape has always been […]
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 […]
This was a favourite subject matter for Dad, but usually executed in characteristically free-flowing pencil drawings and watercolour. This is a rare oil painting on the subject. A peanut feeder has hung on the wire balustrade outside the dining room window since the house was built, feeding many generations of robins, chaffinch, nuthatches, a great […]
Very many of Dad’s big landscapes put the viewer on a high point looking down, often looking across from one side of a valley to the other, or in the case of the many rock pool paintings, looking vertically down. Here we are so high above the landscape looking down that we have no view […]