Gill Bustamante's Gallery
Gallery About the Artist
LARGE ORIGINAL Oil Painting - Fabian Waits - semi abstract landscape i
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches original oil painting of a large semi abstract landscape. A red deer stag stands watching us from the forest where beams of light filter through the trees and light up the gaps between the trees. He is dark but slightly luminous. The style is lyrical and slightly art nouveau. It is painted in autumn colours and hints of a lake and mist through trees. The stag is ready to take us somewhere beautiful. It was inspired by the fabian nature of deer who are the true unicorns of our English woodland. Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed.
Life is magic - semi abstract landscape with birds
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches original oil painting of a semi abstract slightly mystical landscape. The painting hints at a lake and trees with autumn colours. Two red and back woodpeckers dissolve out of the scenery and the painting appears to shimmer with its different transparent layers. I was trying to catch that feeling you get you are walking and suddenly spot something but can't quite work out what it is until you get closer to it. One of the great joys of walking in the country is getting glimpses of wildlife in unexpected places. I love this and this painting, I hope, reflects it. Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed.
Angels under the sea - an underwater seascape with angel fish
A large 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches original oil painting three striped angel fish under a crystal clear blue ocean. The light shines through he ripples of the water and bounces off of the sandy sea bottom leaving white electrical type patterns on the seabed. The three fish swim along as if in a ballet in close formation and unaware of being beautiful. Note that there are hairs in the painting from the blending process which have been left in so you know it is an original! The edges are white. It is a Deep edge canvas so does not need a frame. Ready to hang.
Going Elsewhere - a winter landscape with crows
A large 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches semi abstract original oil painting of a winter landscape. Two crows fly high above the winter trees and the rookery below them. Through the trees can be seen frosty fields, a river, hills and maybe the sea or a lake beyond. The trees have the suggestion of magnolia or other pink blossom on them. The crows are not quite of this world and the entire landscape shimmers and seems to dissolve slightly as you look at it. It was painted after walking along the South Downs near Kingston. Crows are constant companions when you walk in England. Almost as if they are keeping an eye on you. I am fond of them but also find them quite mysterious. It would not surprise me if they can flip from one dimension to another - hence the title of the painting. Deep edge canvas, edges white, frame not needed.
Free Under The Sea - A Large Underwater Seascape With Fish
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches original oil painting of two thread fin butterfly fish in a tropical sea. The two fish are swimming along in their under water paradise intent on a destination we can't see. The sand below them is in rainbow shades with light patterns dancing across them. The waves at the surface of the clear blue and turquoise water above them ripple in constant motion. This is another in a series of big seascapes with fish that I am fond of painting as they take me back to happy snorkling moments. I am in total awe of under water reefs and fish - it is like swimming in art and I can't leave it alone. On wide edge canvas, edges white, frame unnecessary.
A Beautiful Truth - an abstract Winter landscape with swallows
A large 48 x 36 x 1.5 inches original oil painting on canvas of a winter landscape. It is semi-abstract in style and painted in hues of violet, pink, orange and yellow. Two swallows fly over a a shimmering, misty lake. The refection of the rising sun can be seen through the trees and in the water. It was inspired by a walk I took in December near Ardingly in Sussex. I was trying to show that, although not as colourful as the other seasons, winter can be very beautiful and that nature and the seasons go relentlessly though their cycles regardless of what humans are doing and that a good way to stay sane is simply to walk and observe this. Nature is endlessly fascinating.
Where Magic Lives...
A very large 48 x 48 x 1.5 inches original oil painting on canvas of a deer in a Scottish style landscape. A deer stag has appeared in a warm coloured forest with willowy birch and pine trees around him. He stands on a slope and off in the distance is the hint of a lake and hills and misty trees. I deliberately blended the background to blur it and the effect is is the same as you get if you are short sighted and take your glasses off. I like this effect as it you see more possibilities rather than less. I played around with contrasting a precise composition against complete random elements. The result is a shimmering place I hope I find one day. I suspect I need to go up past Edinburgh to find it... Edges white, no frame needed.
A New Perspective - sunset seascape painting
A 40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting of a sunset over the sea. A woman sits on a rock in the foreground and watches the waves moving in. Below her, white lacy patterns are formed by the water as it swirls over and around the rocks near the shore. The sun is low in the sky and its colours are reflected in the glittering sea. The woman is brave. She is remembering something she needs to remember and is making decisions that will change the future. This painting draws on the observations made during many hours spent on Brighton beach as an art student bunking off from work as the sea was much more interesting. Edges are white with a hint of yellow. No frame needed
Soul of Winter - a snowy forest with a albino deer
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting of a winter landscape with birch trees and deer. It is semi abstract in style. A white albino deer stag stands regarding us from behind the colourful birch trees. Behind him in the distance is the suggestion of a frozen stream and a low winter sun casting blue shadows through the trees. The stag is pink and white and well camouflaged against the snow behind him making him appear more fabian than deer usually do. I painted this because the colours of the English landscape in December are quite muted and dull compared to the other seasons. I wanted to see what would happen if I artistic licensed the colors a bit and am happy with the result especially the touches of bright pink on the trees. Oil on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed
Ushers of the Night - a landscape with ravens
A very large 48 x 48 x 1.5 inches original oil landscape painting on canvas. It is colourful, semi abstract and expressionist in style. Among the trees and a setting sun, three ravens are flying. They are the watchers in the woods. What I wanted to capture in this painting was that fleeting moment when the trees and sky and ravens all begin merging into one just before going dark. The painting was inspired by the ravens in a rookery near where I live. I often walk through their little patch of forest and feel they are watching and commenting on my progress - not in a sinister way but simply in their capacity as observers. In folklore they are often depicted as messengers for spirits or ushers to other realms and I can see how that came about. Painted in thick glossy paint on deep edge canvas, edges white, no frame necessary.