Gill Bustamante's Gallery
Gallery About the Artist
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 :-)
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.
The Quest - semi abstract landscape art nouveau landscape
36 x 48 x 1.5 inches original oil painting. This is a very vibrant, semi abstract rainbow coloured forest landscape in a slightly art nouveau style. It an impressionist image of light through trees. It was inspired by a walk I had in Friston Forest (East Sussex) in the summer. There are tall pines and lots of other ancient trees in this forest which is rather spooky and yet really beautiful to walk through. I would often glimpse birds and wildlife through the trees and lived in the constant fantasy that I would spot a unicorn or dryad. I never did but it became a quest (hence the title). Of course painting can do what real life cannot so in this painting a unicorn is beginning materialise ... Oil on deep edge canvas, edges white, ready to hand, no frame needed.
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.
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.
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
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.