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 […]
Chamois, the delightful goat-antelopes found in European mountains from the Pyrenees to the Caucasus. These pictures came from a visit to Les Ecrins National Park in south-eastern France in April 1996. In his book Lines from Nature John wrote, “Snow fragments make precise shapes against the darker colours and textures of the screes, yet they […]
A Little Grebe paddles purposefully on a still lake. The bow-wave and wake reflect the light still in the evening sky. This is one of several similar pictures we still have capturing quiet moments on still water. The depiction of movement and stillness is quite special in my mind. John himself said, “Water puts all […]
Gulls are known as bold creatures and the bane of many tourist hot-spots. This one is certainly giving us a hard stare, he may be about to fly off, but he’ll be back! Most birds are more wary, peering out from behind rocks, or deep inside vegetation, pictures may not show much of the physical […]
Anyone in or around Menston, Yorks, like to re-create this birdwatching walk? It is part of a larger map drawn by John as a teenager in the late 1940’s. Swallows, cuckoos, linnets, willow warblers, skylarks all there then. What would we find today? See original post here
In 2009 John Busby was honoured by the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin, USA, becoming their Master Wildlife Artist for that year. The museum has run its flagship Birds in Art exhibition since 1976 attracting the very best wildlife art from the USA and internationally, but a Master is not designated every […]
John Busby beside one of his works at the International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, WI, USA in 2013. This blog on the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum website documents an interesting field trip during the opening days of the 39th annual Birds In Art Exhibition.