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Gill Bustamante

Born: 1962

Hometown: London

Based in: Forest Row, East Sussex

My name is Gill Bustamante and I paint large colourful semi-abstract magical landscapes and wildlife paintings in oil on canvas. Whilst my paintings are mostly inspired by the Sussex landscapes I see around me, I reflect any landscape or seascape I have ever visited. My painting style fuses magical, colourful and ethereal elements along with Impressionist, semi-abstract, Art Nouveau and something I term ‘Memory Impressionism’. This is where I go walking somewhere rural, look at and absorb the things I see and experience, and then come home and try to capture an 'echo' of the place from memory, including any wildlife I may have seen.

My paintings reflect, for me, the spiritual echoes of beautiful places such as those in Sussex and the English countryside generally and it always fascinates me what emerges onto a canvas from a simple memory. All of them have a story attached and are named once I have completed the painting and can see more clearly what the story is!

I completed a fine art degree in Brighton in 1983 and I have painted since I was three. I love what I do and consider myself very fortunate to have found a way to ‘work’ for a living that is actually really playing.

Painting always makes me happy along with cake, bunnies, driving erratically, BBC 6 music and totally irreverent comedy.

 



Gill Bustamante In The Studio

Gill Bustamante at work

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More About Gill Bustamante

Question IconWhat inspires you?

nature, landscapes, animals, birds and the spiritual energies of these things.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

I walk in rural areas and re create 'memory impressions' of what I have seen onto canvas once I get back home.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

vibrant, magical, spiritual

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

I have mostly tried to evolve by myself but have saved all the artworks by others that I love on a Pinterest page called 'inspiring art'

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

My own body and its ability to move as I need it to!

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Do what you love to do - not what someone else thinks you should love to do

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

Countryside


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