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...
The Way Out - a large woodland oil painting with golden stag was created by artist Gill Bustamante in 2019. This art piece , which is part of the Gill Bustamante Art portfolio, is a Paintings artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as Abstract, Expressionism, Fine Art. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Landscape. The artwork was created in Oil. The size of the original art is 36 (inches) H x 48 (inches) W.
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I am a professional artist based in Sussex and I paint large original landscape and seascape paintings in oil on canvas.
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 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.