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The Peacocks River

Title: The Peacocks River
Description: The Peacocks River is a large green oil painting (36x60x1.5 inches) of a peacock by a green river in summer. The painting is vibrantly coloured and contemporary art nouveau in style. It is a painting of two universes overlapping. The peacock sits on the left showing us his river through his universe of gold towards the muted greens and lilac’s and blues of the river and a lake in the distance. There are suggestions of flowers and roses and reeds along the river bank and light sparkles on the water. The inspiration for this painting was a walk I took along the river Ouse near Barcombe Mills in the summer of 2020. The peacock is there because I sometimes hear them when walking past the walls and gates of large country properties and they have come mean something magical and exotic and denied to me as a mere commoner so are in the realm of fairy story for me – as is this painting. The post code where I began this walk is BN8 5BP for anyone who wishes to go there! Painted on deep edge canvas, no frame needed.
Size: 36x60inches
Format: Original artwork
Presentation: Framing not necessary
Medium: Oil
Genre: Contemporary, Landscape, Semi-Abstract
Colour: Green, multi, pink
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Delivery Details: 3 days
Price: £2,100.00
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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