Monarchs of Spring – a large oil painting of a green spring meadow with deer

By Gill Bustamante

£1,250.00

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Gill Bustamante
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40in x 40in
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Location:
Forest Row, East Sussex

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40x40x1.5 inches Monarchs of Spring is a large original oil painting on deep edge canvas with white edges. The monarchs are two red deer, a stag and a doe, who stand in the middle of a spring meadow full of white lacy flowers. Behind them is a tantalizing view of a field seen through the trees of yellow rapeseed flowers and glimpses of this yellow can be seen in a horizontal line all through the painting behind the deer. This was done for the very good reason that I like yellow and love seeing fields full of yellow flowers in Spring and summer. This painting was originally simply a landscape that I painted in May 2018 having been on a walk near Wadhurst in East Sussex through the deer park of a stately home there. I had wanted to reflect the abundance of the wildflowers and trees in meadows all over England during my favourite month. However when I looked at the painting later I realized I needed to add two of the deer. The painting is semi abstract, slightly art nouveau in style and i

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Gill Bustamante

As a child, Gill Bustamante taught herself to draw and paint by copying animals and horses out of books on an almost daily basis. In 1979 Gill completed a foundation course at Chelsea and then a degree course at Brighton where, in 1983, she graduated with a fine art degree in sculpture.  She then worked in a studio making sculptures with an architect for clubs and hotels. On moving to East Grinstead in the late 80’s, Gill Bustamante began painting for an art agent that specialised in animal, people and bespoke portraits. Struggling to divide her time between art, raising a child, work commitments and other obligations, it was not until Gill was almost 50, and in her words “menopausal and a bit mad”, that she finally had enough time to experiment as an artist. Gill has a great love and respect for all artists and art forms and established recently that her own message was simply one of being able to provide temporary escape to people and hopefully one that will uplift them.  As a scientologist, Gill Bustamante is familiar with the spiritual being infinitely more valuable than the material. Gill enjoys painting things that are reminiscent of real places but with something else enchanting them a little. Part of the creation process for Gill is to visit a place and walk.  As she does so, she listens to the sounds of the birds, insects and animals that have remained unchanged for thousands of years.  Gill paints largely from memory with the aid of photos for the wildlife featured in them. Of her goal, Gill says “My ultimate goal is to one day paint something so captivating that I will not be able to look away.  Then I want to disappear into it with an inexhaustible supply of cake and an incubus that looks like Jonny Depp never to be seen again…”

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