Gill Bustamante About
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
- Postal Code:
- RH18 5BY
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