Sunday, 22 November 2015

ADO Artist Gill Bustamante


"The Spirit of Autumn Awaits"

I paint original oil paintings which are heavily inspired by Sussex, England. My subjects are modern contemporary landscape paintings, seascape paintings and animal paintings on large canvas using thick oil paint.

On my art sites you will see Sussex meadow paintings, woodland path paintings, English landscape paintings, beautiful animal paintings and seascape paintings. Each one has a unique story and sometimes mystical elements within it.

I like expressionist paintings and impressionist paintings and have developed a painting style that sits between these two. I have paintings for sale at my home studio and online art galleries. 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 1982 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 skilled at painting dogs and horses in a classical style. I also took on mural painting commissions and wrote and illustrated a few children's books. 

In the late 90's I began teaching art adult education courses for Central Sussex College as well as running my own art courses. I sell my paintings mostly in on-line galleries but also through real world galleries and exhibitions. I have exhibited at the Mall galleries in London, Chelsea open exhibition, local galleries such as Chequer Mead, East Grinstead, The Hawth Theatre, Sheffield Park, Lingfield, Brighton festival, Shoreham gallery and many others.

My goals are to: a) to paint a masterpiece one day b) help other people to get the thrill from their creating their own art that I get.

"Angels In A Big Blue Ocean"

To see all my work for sale on ADO, please visit my artist's page:

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