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Gill Bustamante About

I am a professional artist and art tutor who trained at Chelsea College and graduated with a fine art degree from Brighton in 1983. I specialise in painting landscapes, horses, wildlife art and animal and people portraits in oil, watercolours and drawing. Add Comment


Inspired to be an artist by Rolf Harris in the late 60's (when I was about 5) I taught myself to draw and paint

by copying animals and horses out of books on an almost daily basis.

In 1979 I did a foundation course at Chelsea and then a degree course at Brighton where I graduated in 1983 with

a fine art degree in sculpture.

On moving to East Grinstead in the 80's, I began painting for an art agent that specialised in animal, people and

bespoke portraits and soon became skilled at painting dogs and horses in the classical style. I also took on mural

painting commissions and wrote and illustrated a few children's books. I have painted murals in children______________s

bedrooms, bathrooms, a gypsy caravan and even in a stud farm stable. I always took on these projects with the

attitude that if I didn't know how to paint something, I'd find out by doing it - which along with liberal use of

libraries and Google has served me well!

In the late 90's I began teaching for adult education centres in the area as well as a few private teaching courses. I

sell my paintings through galleries, restaurants, theatres, exhibitions and on-line.

My goals in art are a) to paint a masterpiece (not sure this will happen but it is a good goal) and b) to have my

own studio gallery where I could teach, see and paint with a few other like-minded artists) to continue teaching

and helping other people to get started on their own art adventures.


49 Hartfield Road
Forest Row
East Sussex
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RH18 5BY
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