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Forest Row, East Sussex

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About Gill Bustamante - Artist

As a child I taught myself to draw and paint by copying animals and horses out of books on an almost daily basis.

Then in 1979 I did a foundation course at Chelsea and then a degree course at Brighton where I graduated in 1983 with a fine art degree in sculpture. I then worked in a studio on the seafront for a while making sculptures with an architect for clubs and hotels.

On moving to East Grinstead in the late 80's, I began painting for an art agent that specialised in animal, people and bespoke portraits and soon became reasonably skilled at ‘classical’ style painting which I continued to do for over 15 years.

Like most artist’s- especially female ones I suspect - I struggled to divide my time between art, raising a child, work commitments and other obligations. It was therefore not until I was almost 50, menopausal and a bit mad that I finally found myself enough time to experiment and find out what I really wanted to do as an artist.

Two other factor’s helped me at this point:
1. Some nice people invented the internet so I could sell my art in online art galleries.
2. I become an art tutor so that I could keep evolving as an artist by helping other people to become artist’s plus not die of starvation as I pursued my art career more intensely.

l have a great love and respect for all artists and art forms – especially those pushing important humanitarian, aesthetic and ecological messages but established fairly recently that my own message is simply one of being able to provide a temporary escape to people and hopefully one that will uplift them. I am a Scientologist and therefore quite familiar with the concept of the spiritual being infinitely more valuable that the material.

My creativeness is helped by listening to BBC radio 6 music, irreverent comedy, walking and looking at things, eating cake, sitting in fields and imagining things.

Artist Statement

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.

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.

​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.

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Spirit of Spring oil on canvas of a blue stag in a spring wood by Gill Bustamante

Spirit of Sprin...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,900.00

Gentle Souls large oil on canvas deer in forest painting by Gill Bustamante

Gentle Souls la...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,900.00

The Awakening is a large oil on canvas autumn woodland path painting by Gill Bustamante

The Awakening i...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$2,800.00

Crystal Sea Angels, underwater seascape with fish painting by Gill Bustamante

Crystal Sea Ang...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,900.00

Seeing Beyond by Gill Bustamante

Seeing Beyond b...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,900.00

The Herald by Gill Bustamante

The Herald by G...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,900.00

Tiger Haven by Gill Bustamante

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$1,400.00

The Owls Wood autumn wood abstract painting by Gill Bustamante

The Owls Wood a...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,400.00

The Golden Bough autumn wood abstract painting by Gill Bustamante

The Golden Boug...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,400.00

Summer Dissolving by Gill Bustamante

Summer Dissolvi...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,900.00

Freedom an oil painting on canvas showing a lone seagull gliding over a calm blue turquoise sparkling sea by Gill Bustamante

Freedom an oil ...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,200.00

Horse Metamorphosis red horse painting by Gill Bustamante

Horse Metamorph...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$3,200.00

EMERGING large oil on canvas deer in autumn forest painting by Gill Bustamante

EMERGING large ...

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$1,600.00

Equine Dreaming with horses by Gill Bustamante

Equine Dreaming...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$3,900.00

A Piece of Magic a pink abstract painting

A Piece of Magi...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,600.00

Escape to the Blue Sea oil seascape painting by Gill Bustamante

Escape to the B...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,900.00

The Discovery by Gill Bustamante

The Discovery b...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,600.00

The Promise abstract woodland glade by Gill Bustamante

The Promise abs...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,800.00

The Ravens Quest - large original oil painting with flying ravens by Gill Bustamante

The Ravens Ques...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,600.00

Art Nouveau Party Horse by by Gill Bustamante

Art Nouveau Par...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,600.00

Bluebell Symphony very large oil painting of a Spring Woodland by Gill Bustamante

Bluebell Sympho...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$2,800.00

October Glows an autumn wood abstract painting by Gill Bustamante

October Glows a...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,200.00

ORIGINAL Oil Painting The Dryads Bluebell Wood by Gill Bustamante

ORIGINAL Oil Pa...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,600.00

Making it Real - an original oil painting about wishes coming true

Making it Real ...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,900.00

Sky Drama seascape sunset painting with seagull by Gill Bustamante

Sky Drama seasc...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,200.00

Spirits of Winter by Gill Bustamante

Spirits of Wint...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,900.00

Beautiful by Gill Bustamante

Beautiful by Gi...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,200.00

Big Sky Dream a sea and sky original oil painting by Gill Bustamante

Big Sky Dream a...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,200.00

Golden Forest Hidden Unicorn Oil Painting by Gill Bustamante

Golden Forest H...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,900.00

Summer Roaring by Gill Bustamante

Summer Roaring ...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,900.00

Through the Daisies to the Sea landscape painting by Gill Bustamante

Through the Dai...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,900.00

Red Magic A Red painting with red deer at dawn

Red Magic A Red...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,900.00

Weaving Magic abstract leopard landscape art nouveau style by Gill Bustamante

Weaving Magic a...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,600.00

A Summer Place large original oil painting of swallows and a lake by Gill Bustamante

A Summer Place ...

by Gill Bustamante - Artist

$1,900.00

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