Description Last year I went to Barbados and spend most of my time face down snorkelling, chasing fish and getting sunburnt. It is the 2nd best time I've ever had (the first was an African safari) Nothing is worse for an artist than retuning England after the bright happy colours of the Caribbean - Most of our wildlife is brown - most of their is just mad. I painted this last September so I could have a bit of the Caribbean stay with me. Thin canvas, edges blue - no frame necessary.
Gill Bustamante, Forest Row Member Since December 2011 Artist Statement Gill Bustamante B.A. – short bio
I am a professional fine artist and art tutor based in Sussex. I paint animal portraits, portraits, landscapes, seascapes and whatever else I fancy. I did my art foundation course at Chelsea and my fine art degree course at Brighton completing in 1982.
I paint large contemporary colourful oils on canvas in a style that ranges from traditional to impressionist to semi-abstract. I am not arty, deep, mysterious, messed up, young, ‘emerging’ or remotely likely to get famous - I just like painting. I am inspired by music, cake and practically anything I look at. I plan to pretend I am dead at some point in order to sell more paintings.