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The Peacocks Garden

Title: The Peacocks Garden
Description: The peacock’s garden is a large colourful semi-abstract oil painting of a peacock in a dreamlike English landscape. The painting is art nouveau and contemporary in style and plays on the contrast between a recognizable riverbank (the river Rother) with wildflowers, trees and a cornfield and a whimsical rendering of the peacock who seems to be unravelling like thread and becoming part of his garden. The painting was inspired by a walk I took in the Burwash area of Sussex. I was walking in beautiful countryside through a meadow and then I heard a peacock which drew me over to the fence of a hidden mansion behind a small forest. I could not see the peacock but I could hear him and see a bit of his garden – hence the name. I find peacocks exotic and very beautiful and I felt like a voyeur (which I was) as I tried to get better glimpses of a river and fields and flowers beyond the garden of the mansion. The painting captures for me the feeling of seeing something lovely and mystical and completely out of my reach but I was happy to see it all the same. It is 40x40x1.5 inches on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang.
Size: 40x40
Format: Original artwork
Presentation: Framing not necessary
Medium: Oil
Genre: Contemporary, Landscape, Semi-Abstract
Colour: Multi, purple, yellow
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Delivery Details: within 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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