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The Promise - an abstract woodland glade

Title: The Promise - an abstract woodland glade
Description: The Promise is a 40x40x1.5 inches large woodland bluebell abstract oil painting on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang. The style is expressionist and abstract and was made using both blending techniques and thick impasto paint to give the impression of the colours and shapes of a forest clearing with bluebells and light through the trees behind them. The colours are muted blues, lilacs, greens and pinks and represent a memory impression of mine of bluebell woods in Sussex in Springtime. As with many of my woodland path and clearing paintings, there is a hint of the possibility of revelation and magic. That is because woodland walks always give me the feeling that magic exists and that I may find exactly what I want just around the next bend. Oil paint has the lovely quality of reflecting different textures and hues as the sun moves around the room. This one is no different and seems to act like a real woodland glade in April as the light changes and even though it is not 'realistic' as such, it nevertheless gives a definite feeling of the beautiful fleeting moment in Spring when bluebells flood the woodlands of England.
Size: 40x40
Format: Original artwork
Presentation: Framing not necessary
Medium: Oil
Genre: Abstract, Contemporary, Landscape
Colour: Blue, green, purple, white
Keywords: Bluebell abstract, bluebell wood, springtime, bluebell art, large oil painting, woodland clearing, bluebell wood, semi abstract, art nouveau, abstract, realistic, English, spring, April, Sussex, woodland, forests, magical, bluebells, nature, Gill Bustamante paintings, Large landscape paintings, English landscape paintings, Woodland path paintings, Mystical woodland paintings, landscape painting, forests and trees, woodland scenes
Delivery Details: 3 working days
Price: £1,500.00
Status: For Sale

Artist Information

Name: Gill Bustamante
Phone: 01342826676
Acceptable Payment Methods: Paypal or arrange to visit me and pay cheque or cash
Gill Bustamante

Artist Biography:

I am a Sussex based artist who paints large original landscape paintings and seascape paintings in oil on canvas.

My art is painted mostly from memory after having visited somewhere beautiful and are an attempt to capture some of the essence of that place.


I gained a fine art degree from Brighton in 1983 and began my painting career as a portraitist and muralist. However, sometime in the late 90’s, after painting my 200th labrador, I realised I was crushingly bored and needed to develop my own painting style and began to paint landscapes and seascapes for my own amusement.



I am inspired by the patterns and movements of nature and animals and eventually developed a painting style that combines traditional painting techniques with more abstract and contemporary techniques.



My artworks evolve from simple ideas, usually after I have taken a walk somewhere. They are expressionistic, impressionist, art deco, art nouveau and something possibly unique to me in the feeling they evoke.



I like to think that paintings have ‘little souls’ woven into them by artist’s and that these are what call to a viewer (or not as the case may be) and give a painting presence and desirability.



My goal is to one day paint a place so beautiful I will disappear into it and never be seen again and to create worlds where others can do the same – even if only for a little while.

Artist News/Exhibitions:

I exhibit mostly in online galleries but visitors are always welcome to view artwork at my home studio in East Sussex - contact me to arrange.

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