The Secret

£1,300.00

The Secret is a large 40x40x1.5 inches original oil painting on canvas of an abstract forest glade in spring. The painting offers a glimpse of a woodland clearing in springtime which is painted in expressionist semi abstract style. Wildflowers of all colours can be seen and above them are two blue tits who are emerging out of the background not quite formed yet. This is because I often spot these little birds but they are so small and move so fast that is difficult to focus on them – I tried to show this transient feeling. It was inspired by the sense of ancientness and mystery I sometimes feel when exploring woods and forests around Sussex. They all have a unique character and spring time is the best time to explore as bluebells, fox gloves, wild garlic and other wild flowers abound. I often feel I may uncover a secret in them and I often do find little clearings or glades such as this which seem quite magical. This is what I was trying to portray and I am pleased with the result. The painting has white edges and is on deep edge canvas, ready to hang and does not need a frame.

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Product Reference No: A-204305

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 The instructions are often out of date or the writer was drunk so I often get lost but this is all part of the fun.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