John Busby
The Land Gallery

John Busby studied at both Leeds and Edinburgh Colleges of Art. He has exhibited widely, with solo shows at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh as well as a retrospective exhibition at Cartwright Hall, Bradford in 2000.

Busby has been involved with the Artists for Nature Foundation since its inception in 1991 and has taken part in projects in Poland, Spain, Portugal, India, and Ireland. Not only was John a prolific practising artist he is also an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy and a founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists.

Busby illustrated over thirty natural history books including Oxford University Press’s ‘The Penguins, several Poyser titles as well as several bird watching guides for Arlequin Press. Alongside these commissions Busby has also produced illustrations for Wild Horses a collection of forty poems by Kenneth Steven; published by St. Andrew Press. His own books include two editions of ‘Drawing Birds’(the second edition is due out in the summer of 2004) and 'John Busby: Nature Drawings’.

His travels have been dictated by his passion for sea birds. Destinations have included the Shetland Isles, New Zealand, The Falklands and Galapagos Islands along with a shared expedition to Aldabra Island with Bryan Nelson in 1974

“I am mainly interested in expressing the form and behaviour of birds and working from life.”

John Busby



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Corn Bunting and Whitethroat
Pencil and Watercolour
24.5cm x 18cm
£275
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Corn Bunting and Whitethroat
Pencil and Watercolour
24.5cm x 18cm
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Fieldfare, Robin and Apples
Pencil and Watercolour
19.5cm x 14cm
£185
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Fieldfare, Robin and Apples
Pencil and Watercolour
19.5cm x 14cm

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Otter, Shetland
Pencil
17cm x 12cm
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Otter, Shetland
Pencil
17cm x 12cm
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Red Throated Diver Family and Pahalaropes
Watercolour and Pencil
20.5cm x 24cm
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Red Throated Diver Family and Pahalaropes
Watercolour and Pencil
20.5cm x 24cm
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Snowy Owl - Illustration for Drawing Birds
Pencil and Watercolour
24cm x 16cm
£300
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Snowy Owl - Illustration for Drawing Birds
Pencil and Watercolour
24cm x 16cm
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Crag Martins and Wall Creepers
Pencil and Coloured Pencil
30cm x 23cm
£275
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Crag Martins and Wall Creepers
Pencil and Coloured Pencil
30cm x 23cm
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Tracks on the Shore, Shetland (Snipe)
Watercolour and Pencil
24cm x 6cm
£175
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Tracks on the Shore, Shetland (Snipe)
Watercolour and Pencil
24cm x 6cm
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Ravens
Charcoal on Paper
32cm x 24.5cm
£275
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Ravens
Charcoal on Paper
32cm x 24.5cm

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Tiger Lines, India '90
Charcoal on Paper
37cm x 28cm
£200
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Tiger Lines, India '90
Charcoal on Paper
37cm x 28cm
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Curlew
Watercolour and Pencil
17.5cm x 18.5cm
£275
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Curlew
Watercolour and Pencil
17.5cm x 18.5cm
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Leaping Salmon
Pencil and Watercolour
42cm x 30.5cm
£175
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Leaping Salmon
Pencil and Watercolour
42cm x 30.5cm
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Snowy Owl
Pencil and Watercolour
23cm x 17.5cm
£300
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Snowy Owl
Pencil and Watercolour
23cm x 17.5cm

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Short Eared Owl
Lithograph
Edition: A/P and 8/12
38cm x 29cm
£133
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Short Eared Owl
Lithograph
Edition: A/P and 8/12
38cm x 29cm
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