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A Kind of Magic

Title: A Kind of Magic
Description: A Kind of Magic is a large oil on canvas painting of an exuberant river landscape with a kingfisher bird that celebrates the beauty of summer 2020 in Sussex. The river emerges from the dark on the left where a curtain of trees cast shadows into the water in rich blues, greens and purples. Then it flows off into the sunlight and around a bend where you can see a meadow and low hill in the background. An abundance of wild flowers are in the foreground where they seem to be communicating with the kingfisher who is dispensing magic. This is another in a series of river walk inspired paintings that reflect the fun I had during the summer walking along the banks of the Rivers, Ouse, Cuck, Medway and Rother in Sussex. I saw two kingfishers and because it was magic for me, I tried to instil this sense of the wonder of nature into this painting. It was especially poignant as nature was thriving despite the troubles of mankind at that time and it was very heartening to see that. The build-up of different layers of paint make it a little art nouveau and mysterious.
Size: 36x60
Format: Original artwork
Presentation: Framing not necessary
Medium: Oil
Genre: Contemporary, Landscape, Semi-Abstract
Colour: Multi
Keywords: Magic, oil on canvas, painting, exuberant, river landscape, kingfisher bird, celebrates, beauty, summer 2020, Sussex, trees, shadows, water, rich blues, greens, purples, sunlight, meadow, hill, wild flowers, dispensing magic, river walk, Ouse, Cuck, Medway, Rother, wonder of nature, art nouveau, mysterious, Gill Bustamante paintings, Sussex landscapes
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.
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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.

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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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