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Act of Creation

Title: Act of Creation
Description: Act of Creation is a large colourful oil painting of a beautiful alpine landscape exploding out of the canvas led by three rebel swallows. The scene could be Austria, Norway or Scotland as these three places are among the most inspiring landscapes I have ever been to. The purpose of painting it was to try and capture the idea of creation. I believe that everyone carries their own universe around inside their own mind and that they can therefore create rival universes to the material one that our bodies live in. This is a bit of my universe. I started with a dark background and then began to paint the scene from the centre outwards. It shows a hut (where I want to live), a lake, hills, trees, wildflower meadow and then the swallows who are leading the way. Swallows are very much symbols of freedom and are just so beautiful that I keep coming back to them. This is dedicated to all the musicians, writers, dreamers and artists who are creating beautiful things for the rest of us. Life would be meaningless without you. This painting is 40x40x1.5inches, white edges, ready to hang
Size: 40x40
Format: Original artwork
Presentation: Framing not necessary
Medium: Oil
Genre: Contemporary, Landscape, Semi-Abstract
Colour: Blue, green, multi, red
Keywords: Colourful oil painting, alpine landscape, exploding, swallows, Austria, Norway, Scotland, idea of creation, my universe, lake, hills, trees, wildflower meadow, freedom, semi-abstract, art-nouveau, Gill Bustamante paintings, sussex artist, local artist, inspirational paintings, spiritual paintings, nature, Mystical woodland paintings, Home is Where the Art is, forests and trees, woodland scenes, fairy tale landscapes, semi abstract landscape, forests, nature, abstract, original paintings, countryside paintings, forest clearing, abstract landscapes, paintings for sale in sussex, sussex landscapes, semi abstract paintings, english landscapes
Delivery Details: 3 days
Price: £1,800.00
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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