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Kings of the Golden Forest

Title: Kings of the Golden Forest
Description: Kings of the Golden Forest is a large oil painting on canvas of seven fallow deer bucks in a Sussex bluebell wood. It is 60x36x1.5 inches. The painting was inspired by the little glimpses I sometimes get of deer in among trees. This particular group were spotted near Graffham on the South Downs (see the photo I manged to get before I followed them into the wood!). If you are lucky enough to see them when the bluebells are out it is an aesthetics overload. The seven deer are lined up across the centre of a sunlit woodland glade. The blues and magentas hint at bluebells and there is a gold glow to the edges of the light coming through the trees which adds to the magical quality of the scene. I see deer almost every time I go walking but it never fails to thrill me and I never fail to admire the suddenness with which they appear and disappear. I love this painting as it has all the beauty of the deer plus the fairy tale quality of sunlight in an April forest. The style is semi abstract art nouveau. Painted on white edged 3D canvas, ready to hang, no frame needed.
Size: 60x36
Format: Original artwork
Presentation: Framing not necessary
Medium: Oil
Genre: Contemporary, Landscape, Animal Portraits, Semi-Abstract
Colour: Blue, green, purple, yellow
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Delivery Details: 3 days
Price: £2,100.00
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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