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The Soothsayer

Title: The Soothsayer
Description: The Soothsayer is a large colourful oil painting of a red deer stag against a semi abstract background. It is 40x40x1.5 inches. The stag is partly transparent which adds to the spiritual aspect of deer that is prevalent in many cultures. Deer are often seen as spirit guides or messengers – possibly because they are very adept at appearing and disappearing suddenly and do have an elegant and ethereal quality to them. Most people are thrilled when they see deer when out walking and I am one of these even though I see them very regularly on my walks in Sussex. Though I often add them to my paintings to enhance the landscape itself, this painting is about the deer itself. It is a total mystery to me how people can kill them for ‘sport’. It is painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang, no frame needed.
Size: 40x40
Format: Original artwork
Presentation: Framing not necessary
Medium: Oil
Genre: Contemporary, Landscape, Animal Portraits, Semi-Abstract
Colour: Multi, orange, purple, yellow
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Delivery Details: within 3 days
Price: £1,500.00
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:

Gill Bustamante is a professional artist based in East Sussex who creates large semi-abstract landscape, seascape and wildlife paintings in oil on canvas. Her painting style is very distinct and often fuses art-nouveau, impressionist and semi-abstract techniques with traditional portraiture that reflect her love of nature, animals, birds and the flora and fauna of the landscapes around her. She loves the ancient landscapes of England and her paintings often reflect the magical elements that such landscapes have. Gill’s main working method has been the development of a painting style she terms ‘memory impressionism’. This method involves going walking somewhere, looking at and absorbing the things she sees and experiences, and then returning home to her studio to try and capture an echo or essence of the place from memory - including any wildlife she may have seen. By this method, she captures precise moments in times at different seasons and the feeling she has about them. Gill completed a fine art degree in Brighton in 1983 and has painted since she was three. In her own words: “Painting always makes me happy along with cake, bunnies, driving erratically, BBC 6 music and totally irreverent comedy”.

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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