Gill Bustamante's Gallery
Gallery About the Artist
Big Sky Dream - a sea and sky original oil painting
A 30 x 30 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting of the sea and sky. This painting is semi abstract, expressionist in style and was painted using a variety of brushes using thick rainbow colours. I tried to capture the motion of clouds over a calm ocean. A small figure can be seen standing on the shore looking at the sea. As we all know, the sea is a fabulous place to get some time and space and lots of big ideas form whilst walking along beaches. I did my art degree in Brighton and spent much of my time by the sea and never lost my fascination with the light, colours and motion of the sky over the ocean. I like this painting as the figure being very small gives the idea of a much larger space than the 30 x 30 inches it actually is. Edges are white - no frame needed
Timeless Meadow - An English Meadow in June
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original semi abstract oil painting of a Meadow in June in England. The painting gives a view across a hazy green field full of wildflowers. There are trees to the left through which you can see the hint of a lake and a suggestion of marsh flowers and a stream. Silver birch saplings can been seen further down the field. The flowers are pink and purple like foxgloves and there is a shimmering effect caused by thick vertical paint ridges. I have been walking around Mayfield and Wadhurst and this is my memory impression of the beautiful meadow's around those towns and the slightly dull but hot summer day's that we experience alot in England. Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed.
Golden Forest Hidden Unicorn - LARGE ORIGINAL Oil Painting by Gill Bus
A large 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches semi abstract landscape painting of a magical golden tinged forest. This painting is art nouveau and abstract in style and shows a view though trees to the light behind them. The trees are golden, green, lilac and wine coloured. Hidden between two of them is a small white horse who looks back over her shoulder at us, wondering if we will follow. I walk alot in forests and they fascinate me as they scare me but intrigue me at the same time. There is a different atmosphere in any forest or woodland you enter and I often feel I am being watched in them. Probably because I am. Usually by deer or birds but sometimes perhaps by something more magical. The painting was made with thick and blended paint and was glazed with golden yellow once dry to give the effect of sunlight. Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, no frame needed.
Abstract Summer - a summer wildflower impression
30 x 30 x 1.5 inches semi abstract landscape oil painting of a wildflower meadow. The colours are unrestrained and the painting hints at sinuous flowers and grasses with trees and a woodland behind them. This painting is my memory impression of the corner of a meadow in the sunshine. I never fail to be impressed by the colours and scents and feel of wildflowers and spend many happy hours wandering through fields like this. I tried to capture that blurred look you get when you take your glasses off and look at such a scene. Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed.
Summer Roaring - a summer abstract landscape
A large 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches semi abstract landscape painting of an English flower meadow. This painting shows a view across red poppies, buttercups and wildflowers. A path goes though them towards a gap in the trees behind them. It is an expression of the allure that countryside walking has where you always wonder what is in the next field or beyond the woodland. The flowers and trees are abstract in style but give the idea of summer flowers and grasses in all their enthusiasm to grow and seed as fast as they can. I tried to sum up meadow walking in this painting and in abstract style as it sits in my memory like that rather than botanically accurate details. It is another in a long series of my 'memory impressionism' paintings. Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, no frame needed.
June Melody - A Sussex Meadow in June
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original semi abstract oil painting of a Meadow in June in England. This painting spans over a hazy English meadow. There are wildflowers and distant trees and the hint of a stream running through the field. The flowers, birds and insects are singing to the season - hence the name. I painted it after a walk through a meadow like this near Lamberhurst in Kent. I used thick paint, wet into wet technique and with many different brushes to get the impression of wildflowers and foliage but without getting too botanical. It is a memory impression of that place and that day and I am very pleased with the mood it conveys with nature in all its enthusiasm. Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed.
Through the Daisies to the Sea - An English summer landscape
A 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches large original landscape oil painting of a daisy meadow in summer. This painting was made after a walk near the South Downs in June 2018. The daisies were out in all their glory and the meadows were full of daisies and wildflowers and summer trees. A path leads from the daises to the fields and low hills beyond and finally the sea in the background. It is not a traditional portrayal of Cuckmere Haven, but is a composite made from memory that sums up that wonderful area for me. This large landscape painting captures the spirit of summer in a semi abstract rather than a traditional landscape way. The daisies are painted in thick impasto paint and there is an art nouveau feel to it. Deep edge canvas, white edges, no frame needed.
May Meadow - A Sussex Landscape
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original semi abstract oil painting of a Meadow in May in England. The painting shows a view through a meadow full of white lacy cow parsley. Between the trees at the back you can see a yellow line of rape seed and to the right of the trees a goldfinch swoops over the field. The colours are predominately soft blues, turquoise, and greens with pink foxgloves and yellow rapeseed adding a flare of extra colour along the tree line. I painted this after a walk through fields around an ancient village called Rotherfield in Sussex in May 2018. The cow parsley was swaying gently in a breeze and insects and birds were industriously breeding and zipping around everywhere. The scents, sounds and sight of Spring were very evident. This painting immortalizes that lovely day for me and the view through the trees to the next field sums up the excitement I always feel when walking and wondering what may be in the next field or around the next bend... Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed.
Waiting - an autumn forest landscape
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original semi abstract oil painting of an autumn woodland landscape. It is art nouveau and whimsical in style and hints at trees and forests and waterfalls and other slightly mystical elements. A group of 4 deer, a stag and three doe's stand to one side looking at us and waiting. Deer are often represented in folklore as spiritual guides and it is easy to see why. They have the ability to appear and then vanish again very easily. I often paint these 4 deer and hope to meet them one day. It was inspired after a walk around Forest Row where I live. Forest Row and the Ashdown Forest does not look like this but a few tweaks and abstract ministrations here and then can make it so. Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed.
Shimmering Spring - a landscape paintings with blossom
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original semi abstract oil painting of a Spring forest landscape with blossom trees. This painting is muted in tones and full of white, cream, pale pinks and lilacs and caramel colours. It is art nouveau and semi abstract in style and shows woodland view with trees and a lake and a small deer stag on the left. It started life as a much brighter painting but I liked it better once I had toned it down. At a glance it looks like a neutral toned abstract but as you look closer you see the blossom and the trees and the get the feeling of Spring. The deer presides over this scene as he does in many of my landscapes. This is his space domain and he is the spirit of the forest and the season. Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed.