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The Harts Cathedral

Title: The Harts Cathedral
Description: The Harts Cathedral is a 40x40x1.5 inches contemporary oil painting of a colourful woodland path with a stag at the centre. The stag stands at the exit of the path just as you come out of the trees and he knows what is on the outside of the forest. You can decide what you want to see there and it will be there. This is another in a series of deer and forest path paintings I have made simply because I love to glimpse animals and fields and other little cameos of nature when walking in woodland. I do get a little nervous when in among the trees too, especially when I am lost or it is getting dark. This has become a metaphor for life - you have to go through some dark and mysterious bits of it in order to get the light and spiritual bits! The deer is there as deer are traditionally symbols for otherworldly guides and can often be heard or seen in the pockets of woodland around Sussex and the UK generally. This particular painting was a struggle as it fell off the easel when wet and had to be treated differently than my other paintings as a result. I rather like the end result but am not planning to repeat so is a one off! Painted on 3d canvas, edges white, no frame needed
Size: 40x40inches
Format: Original artwork
Presentation: Framing not necessary
Medium: Oil
Genre: Contemporary, Landscape, Semi-Abstract
Colour: Gold, multi, red
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Delivery Details: 3 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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