Ethereal Paintings of Spirit Animals Wandering Through Landscapes Bursting with Color

Ethereal Landscape Paintings by Gill Bustamante


Based in Sussex, England, artist Gill Bustamante creates large-scale, ethereal landscape oil paintings. Often working with a vibrant color palette—ranging from a rich turquoise to fiery oranges and deep reds—Bustamante describes her style as “a fusion of Expressionist, Impressionist, Semi-abstract, Art Deco, a little Art Nouveau and whatever mood I'm in that day.”

Inspired by “the patterns of nature and the energy, colors, and spaces of the landscapes and animals” around her, the colorful paintings depict mystical forest scenes. In many, the focal point is an animal who poses in stark contrast to the abstract, psychedelic woodland scenes. These animals include birds, big cats, deers, and stags, who live among vivid, elongated trees that look as though they’re dripping off the canvas. Bustamante’s aim is to provide her viewers with a world to “escape the manic pace of life and imagine themselves somewhere better–even if just for a little while…”

If you’re enchanted by Bustamante’s paintings, you can buy them on Etsy and Saatchi Art.

Gill Bustamante's psychedelic oil paintings depict animals set within vibrant woodlands.

Ethereal Landscape Paintings by Gill Bustamante

Jungle Portal

From big cats perching in trees…

Ethereal Landscape Paintings by Gill Bustamante

Burning Bright

…to stags and deer peering out from the shadows…

Ethereal Landscape Paintings by Gill Bustamante

Fabian Waits

Ethereal Landscape Paintings by Gill Bustamante

Wild Souls

Ethereal Landscape Paintings by Gill Bustamante

Winter Monarchs

…and birds soaring through tree tops.

Ethereal Landscape Paintings by Gill Bustamante

Shimmering Summer

Ethereal Landscape Paintings by Gill Bustamante

A Beautiful Truth

Gill Bustamante: Website | Saatchi Art | Etsy | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Gill Bustamante.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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