Gill Bustamante's Gallery
Gallery About the Artist
A 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches large semi abstract original oil painting in autumn colours. This landscape is very colourful and slightly art nouveau and shows a forest with a lake and hills in the distance. To the left are two deer, a stag and and a doe. The stag stares back at us, the doe looks off towards the lake. I tried to instill in this painting a feeling of hope and anticipation. It is something I feel when I glimpse deer in a forest. Painted on deep edge canvas, edges white, frame not needed.
Winter Monarchs - frosty landscape with deer
A 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches large semi abstract original oil painting of deer in a frosty winter landscape. The colours are muted and pale and show a white stag and a white doe giving us that quizzical stare that deer are brilliant at. They stand among winter trees and snow and behind them is an impression of a sunset in the trees in the distance. Also in the forest behind them is a row of deer in silhouette. They watch and wait for a signal from their leaders. The paint is thick and expressionist in style and gives the feel of a frosty day in a forest. It is a total mystery to me how anyone can shoot such beautiful animals. These two wonder this too I think. Painted on deep edge canvas, edges white, frame not needed.
Burning Bright - a golden tiger in a golden forest
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting of a tiger in a golden forest. It is painted in a semi-abstract, art nouveau style and shows a warm forest landscape with golden light light coming through the trees. A tiger sits on a tree and dominates the landscape as tigers do. She is painted partly traditionally and partly in a painterly style which makes an interesting contrast. I am well aware of the danger tigers are in and so decided to paint a place where at least one can exist safely. Deep edge canvas, white edges, frame not necessary.
Watchers in the Ice Forest - misty landscape with deer
A large 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches semi abstract original oil painting of deer at dawn in a misty forest. A long row of deer stand across a river looking at us out of the trees. It is semi abstract and slight art nouveau in style and is painted in autumn winter dawn colours of peach, yellow's, white and violet grey. The sun glows through the mist low above the forest tree line. It is icy with frost and early morning thaw makes a mist. The deer know something we don't so they simply wait and watch us. Inspired by a morning walk in the Ashdown forest in autumn. Shiny finish, deep edge canvas, edges white, frame not needed.
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
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!)
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
Scarlet's Green World - Green Semi Abstract Landscape With Red Bird
30 x 30 x 1.5 inches original oil painting of a red cardinal bird against a green forest and lake. The greens shimmer and allow a glimpse at the lake behind. The sky has a touch of pink which hints at a summer sunrise. The red cardinal bird (the inspiration for the angry birds game) flies across the sea of green trees unable to hide but not really minding too much. I rarely use much green in my paintings so decided to remedy this by painting a green painting. I could not resist placing some red in it to complement it though. I really like to make universes like this and then decide what creature gets to live in it. :-) Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed.
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.