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Glimpse of April

Title: Glimpse of April
Description: Glimpse of April is a semi abstract oil painting inspired by spring blossom and deer. The inspiration behind it was simply to try and capture that brief moment in April in England when the pink blossom trees bloom. I had been walking around the Knole Park area of Sevenoaks in Kent where a large herd of fallow deer live in the grounds of a stately home. One young deer stood under a blossom tree and flashed her white bottom at me before disappearing into the woods. I liked the fairy tale quality of it and although the painting is a little experimental it does give me a glimpse of that moment – hence the title. It is 30x30x1.5 inches on deep edge canvas (so frame not needed), edges white.
Size: 30x30
Format: Original artwork
Presentation: Framing not necessary
Medium: Oil
Genre: Contemporary, Animal Portraits, Semi-Abstract
Colour: Pink, purple, white, yellow
Keywords: April, semi abstract, oil painting, spring blossom, deer, England, pink blossom, Knole Park, Kent, herd of fallow deer, woods, fairy tale, experimental, Sussex, Gill Bustamante paintings, Sussex landscapes, contemporary art, spiritual paintings, birds, original paintings, countryside paintings, paintings for sale in Sussex, local artist, contemporary landscapes, contemporary British artist, Sussex artist, local artist, inspirational paintings, plants and flowers, joyful, abundance of life, nature, meadow, summer field, semi abstract landscape
Delivery Details: 3 days
Price: £1,150.00
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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