The Guide – a Celtic style painting of a stag in an abstract forest


The Guide is a 30x30x1.5 inches oil painting on canvas in of a stag in an enchanted forest with Celtic legend echoes. The painting style is abstract art nouveau. The stag stands in a doorway between this realm and another and looks back to see if anyone is following. The doorway which was woven tightly closed has been loosened  and the light of a new possibilities beckon beyond it. It is a painting about hope and is dedicated to those who wish to know more about life and are not afraid to keep their minds open and look rather than just accept everything their are told to believe. The colours range from purples to pinks to yellows and gold.  Although the back ground is abstract, you can still see this is a forest and the stag knows something we don’t. Deer are thought of as spiritual guides in many cultures. This one is no different. It is painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang, no frame needed.

Artist: Gill Bustamante

Product Reference No: A-232796

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Dimensions 76 x 4 x 76 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 The instructions are often out of date or the writer was drunk so I often get lost but this is all part of the fun.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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