Gill Bustamante's Gallery
Gallery About the Artist
Emerald Hart - a green forest, river and red stag
36 x 48 x 1.5 inches large green original oil painting. The painting is semi abstract, expressionist, impressionist in style. It shows a green world of green trees and a green river with sparkles on the water fading into the distance. It is both real and completely unreal at the same time. To the left is a red deer stag (hart) who appears in startling contrast as a bright red stag among his green world. I always find it interesting how animals are fed and nurtured by the land they live on. This stag is fed by the land and protects it in return. I enjoy complimentary colours and red and green are a wonderful match. Edges white, deep edge canvas, frame not necessary
They Know - a semi abstract forest landscape with deer
36 x 48 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting of a semi abstract forest landscape. A stag and three doe's stand in a clearing in the middle of an autumn forest. They watch us and we watch back. It is semi abstract in style. In many cultures deer are seen as usher's or messengers to a more spiritual world. The painting was inspired by the deer of the Ashdown Forest where I live. In Autumn the deer can be seen more often but they remain mysterious and I feel as if they know something that I don't and if I could follow them I would find something wonderful... Edges white, deep edge canvas, frame not necessary
Revelation - a path through an autumn wood
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting of a path through an autumn wood. Three female deer and one stag watch from the right as the light beckons though the trees. It promises a discovery of some kind. The style is slightly art nouveau, semi abstract and is painted to give a blurred out of focus effect. This path through a forest is a persistent theme for me as I walk often in woodland like this. And when I do, I am forever feeling like I will discover something magical just around the next bend. The trees whisper it, the sunlight hints at it, the deer lead to it. Maybe one day I will find it (whatever it is!)
Solo Under the Turquoise Sea
A 40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting of a threadfin butterfly fish in a turquoise sea. You can see the surface of the water and some of the sky above the fish as well as the patterns that the sunlight makes on the waves and through the water and across the sandy sea bed. The little fish seems intent on going somewhere and is happy in his tropical turquoise world. This is another in a series of underwater ocean paintings I have made that were originally inspired by snorkling in Tobago. The painting is therapeutic as it give the viewer lots of space and hopefully a relaxed frame of mind. Painted on deep edge canvas, white sides, no frame needed.
Fleeting Summer - landscape with swallows
30x 30 x 1.5 inches oil on canvas landscape painting of two swallows flying over a lake. It is slightly art nouveau in style and is painted in cool blues, yellows and whites. It was inspired by the swallows I have seen this summer in the UK around Sussex. They are beautiful little birds and they make me happy. Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed.
The Dryad's tree - an art nouveau landscape
Everyday Magic - a semi abstract forest landscape with birds
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting of a semi abstract forest with two bullfinches. The style is slightly art nouveau (organic forms in a pattern) and the colours range from purple, amethyst, magenta, orange and rose red through to Indian yellow and gold. The background trees and light through the forest is deliberately blurred to make it look out of focus whilst in the foreground two red bullfinches are in sharp focus as a contrast to the background. I often walk in Sussex woodland and often see these birds. I find the little flashes of colour and beautiful song quite magical. I wonder what magic they are creating when there are no humans around to notice it. This is another in a series of paintings I have been working on that are portals to another place. I like that it can be on a wall and provide an exit when you need to get away for while. It is on deep edge canvas, white edges, frame not necessary.
Nebulous Forest - a semi abstract landscape
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting of a semi abstract forest. Two pheasants fly into the forest and mimic the colours that can be seen in the forest. The rainbow colours are very vibrant and and have been blended and blurred to give an out of focus affect. It is the sort of place that may be of this world but could also be on another planet entirely. It is only the pheasants (who are nice but dim) who keep it in England. It was painted after a walk I had in the woods near a village called Warbleton in East Sussex. A lovely area where it is easy to forget what year or even what century we are in. I think this is why the painting is quite ethereal. It is on deep edge canvas, white edges, frame not necessary.
Ocean Calling - blue sea seascape
A 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches large original seascape painting of a lady on a beach by a blue sea. The tiny figure stands at the edge of the white foam as the waves are pulling back. She is being drawn into the sea and the painting does have a real pull to it which makes it a little scary but also quite inviting. The water is turquoise, aqua and blue and the sand is pale. It is painted in thick paint in an expressionist semi abstract style. It reflects the feeling of fear mixed with fascination that the sea has and was inspired after a stay I had in Florida in January 2017. Most people love the sea and this it is because of the space plus energy that it gives to you when to look at it, smell the salt and listen to the rhythm of it. Painted on deep edge canvas, edges white, ready to hang, no frame needed.
A Summer Place
A large 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches semi abstract original oil painting of a summer landscape. I called it 'a summer place' after a song I used to love as a little kid - I can hear this song when I look at the painting. The landscape shows three swallows swooping over the scene with red reeds or poppies, a lake, some pine trees and the sea. It is art nouveau and decorative but also quite painterly and abstract. I painted it after a visit to the Cuckmere river in Sussex and tried to capture the gorgeous ecstatic enthusiasm of the wildlife and birds there as they follow the river to the sea. I was quite happy to be there myself :-)