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The May Queen

Title: The May Queen
Description: The May Queen is a green and white English Springtime landscape painting of a white owl flying over a cow parsley meadow. It is a 40x40x1.5 inches, oil on canvas. A bridleway leads in from the left with a bank of cow parsley to the right. A white barn owl flies over the path. Behind her you see a blue sky and the slope of the South Downs with the patches of woodland through which ancient drover’s paths lead to the top. In May, cow parsley lines the edges of fields like lace and looks like the month is dressed up in its best dress – which is appropriate as this is when nature is most active in reproducing itself. This is an actual landscape that I visit often and is a place that has magic in it for me. I wanted to pay tribute to this area (near Plumpton College) and also to help highlight the efforts of the ‘dont urbanise the downs' movement who are trying to prevent this area being built over. Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, no frame needed, comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Size: 40x40inches
Format: Original artwork
Presentation: Framing not necessary
Medium: Oil
Genre: Contemporary, Impressionist, Landscape, Semi-Abstract
Colour: Blue, green, pink, white
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Delivery Details: within 3 days
Price: £1,650.00
Status: For Sale

Artist Information

Name: Gill Bustamante
Phone: 01342826676
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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”.

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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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