Ethereal – white deer in a white winter forest (very large)


40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting on canvas of white deer in a white winter forest. The colours are pale whites, peach, lilacs, blues and yellows and hint at a frosty morning in a winter woodland. Winter trees can be seen and a path in the middle disappears off into the distance The stag and the doe are white albino deer. They stand and stare as deer do and look as though they have just materialized out of the ether (hence name ‘ethereal’). Deer are magical, White deer are extra magical. The message of this painting is the same as many of my paintings and simply that we are spiritual beings in nature not just lumps of meat. This is relevant because in many cultures deer are regarded as spirit guides and anyone who has come across a deer in forest will have noted how they stand and stare before vanishing completely and it always make you wish you could follow them – possibly to another land entirely… Yes I know if is fanciful but I am an artist and I am allowed to be :-)


Product Reference No: A-180780

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Dimensions 102 x 4 x 102 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)

Gill Bustamante

[caption id="attachment_227430" align="alignnone" width="358"] sdr[/caption] I am a professional artist based in Sussex, England and I paint large semi-abstract original landscapes, seascapes, animal and bird inspired paintings in oil on canvas. My painting style is a fusion of abstract, traditional, expressionist, impressionist, and a little art nouveau. Most of my paintings are also available as prints on paper or canvas. Art is a communication form. Many artists don’t know what they are trying to communicate and so try lots of different things before finding out. Probably most of us do. Personally, it took me until I was 54 before I found out what the hell I was trying to communicate and it turned out to be rather simple. I am trying to capture a tiny part of the magic I experience in looking at nature, so that I can keep a bit it of it forever by fixing it as a painting on a canvas. I get inspiration for these images by various means but the best one of all is by walking and looking. I like to print pub walks off of the internet for different areas of South East England and simply go and explore. The instructions are often out of date or the writer was drunk so I often get lost but this is all part of the fun. My ultimate goal with my painting is to one day paint something so captivating that I will not be able to look away. Then I want to disappear into it and find all the things that really ought to be there. It may or may not ever happen but it is a great carrot to my donkey...

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