The Way Out (large)


A large woodland oil painting with golden stag

The Way Out is a large woodland oil painting, 36x48x1.5 inches and is painted on deep edge canvas with white edges, no frame needed, ready to hang. The painting is semi abstract, expressive and gestural in style and shows a woodland path leading though an ancient forest. Light shines through the trees at the edge of the forest and the light sparkles onto the path inviting the walker to step through to the edge and see what is on the other side. A golden stag stands watching between the trees. Deer are traditionally spiritual guides in many cultures and I like the feeling that they know more than they let on. It is a mystery to me how some people want to hunt them. The colours are purples, gold, yellow and magenta which hint at a sunset and the season is autumn turning into winter. It was inspired by a walk near the Tunbridge Wells – area of England that used to be covered in a massive forest and still retains thousand of pockets of ancient woodland which still retain their own identities and fairy tale qualities…

Artist: Gill Bustamante

Product Reference No: A-192956

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Dimensions 122 x 4 x 92 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 The instructions are often out of date or the writer was drunk so I often get lost but this is all part of the fun.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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