Big Sky Dream – a sea and sky original oil painting


A 30 x 30 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting of the sea and sky. This painting is semi abstract, expressionist in style and was painted using a variety of brushes using thick rainbow colours. I tried to capture the motion of clouds over a calm ocean. A small figure can be seen standing on the shore looking at the sea. As we all know, the sea is a fabulous place to get some time and space and lots of big ideas form whilst walking along beaches. I did my art degree in Brighton and spent much of my time by the sea and never lost my fascination with the light, colours and motion of the sky over the ocean. I like this painting as the figure being very small gives the idea of a much larger space than the 30 x 30 inches it actually is. Edges are white – no frame needed

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Dimensions 76 x 4 x 76 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)

Gill Bustamante

I am a professional artist based in Sussex and I paint large original landscape and seascape paintings in oil on canvas. I have a Fine Art degree in sculpture (Brighton, 1983) but am mostly self taught as a painter.   My painting style is a fusion of Expressionist, Impressionist, Semi-abstract, Art Deco, a little Art Nouveau and whatever mood I am in that day. I often practice a kind of Impressionism in that I walk, look at things and then paint from memory. The result is that I paint what was impressed upon me when I looked at a landscape - thus a kind of Impressionism!   I am inspired by the patterns of nature and the energy, colours and spaces of the landscapes and animals around me. 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.   All of my paintings have a story added in to them - sometimes humorous, sometimes mystical, sometimes with a message of hope or encouragement.   My aim is to make art that offers a glimpse of spaces and possibilities where people can escape the manic pace of life and imagine themselves somewhere better – even if just for a little while.

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