The Dryads Bluebell Wood

By Gill Bustamante

£995.00

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Gill Bustamante
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30in x 40in
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Location:
Forest Row, East Sussex

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A 30×40 inches original oil painting of an abstract woodland landscape in Spring with bluebells and a dryad. This painting is art nouveau and semi abstract and it shows a dryad (tree spirit) emerging from her tree so that she can attend to bluebells in her woodland garden. The colours range from deep purple through to cool blues, greens, magenta and golden yellow. I have used golden yellow in to give the idea of light glinting off of the trees and flowers in small beams of light. My aim was to catch a bit of the essence of the colours and light through trees that you get in a Spring woodland and to show the colours and exuberance of a bluebell wood but as an impression rather than making a botanical study. The dryad was added in later because I rarely paint people so thought I would make an exception. I spend alot of time walking in woods and forests around Kent and Sussex and I am fascinated by the atmosphere you get in them.

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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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