Gustavmin A King Without A Penny Or A Realm

Age: 40
Hometown: Canterbury
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Interests and Personality

BiographyI produce abstract paintings using acrylics on canvas. Bright, happy colours that appear almost child-like at first glance. My paintings are about shapes and colours and the way they relate to each other; the action takes place at the point at which they meet, the edge so to speak. I have no formal training as an artist beyond reading Henry Miller's "The Angel Is My Watermark", but have instead super-imposed all that I have learnt as a musician on my painting (song-structure, instrumentation, etc... ). I believe this gives my work a freshness, as it isn't bogged down by convention and has a tremendous freedom of style. I mainly concern myself with the Abstract, but also incorporate elements of Opart into my work. I find these mediums liberating and satisfying on a personal level because they involve the viewer, indeed they depend upon the audience taking an active role in their appreciation of the painting; it becomes a more involving and satisfying experience for all concerned.
InterestsMy personal website can be found here ->
HeroesQuentin Crisp, Henry Miller, Richard Brautigan, Yukio Mishima, Vincent Van Gogh.

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cynthiababy How is your day....... I saw your profile at and some thing about you move my intress to comminicate with you so how is life treating you. Please i want you to use this email address to write me back( so that i can give you my picture and tell you more about me ok.stay cool and enjoy your self.kisesssssssssss Yours lovely Cynthia

Lime ( Deleted user )

Beauty Work Gustavmin.

jh ( Deleted user )

Thanks Gustavmin, great abstracts, like the illusion.

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Hello Gustav, saw you online and I wanted to come and wish you a happy and creative new year! ~Marianne


HAPPY NEW YEAR! May all your dreams come true in 2008!


Pleased to have found your page. Nice work. Regards, Bud C


Great style - love the touch of quirkiness. Margaret, Artist at Work,

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

I just added a new piece to my gallery. Please check out my new self portrait in my New Work gallery. ~Mare

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Wow Gustave, I am so flattered with your compliments. I am so used to being the one getting inspired by other artists here, I didn't realize I was inspiring anyone. Thank you so much. Keep in touch and let me know when you add any new pieces. ~Marianne

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

I enjoyed your new piece Gustav. I love all the lines and colors. Incidentally, one of my brothers is deaf. :)

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Hi Gustav, I thought you might be interested in seeing some of my new abstracts in my New Work gallery. I think the one I was talking about in my earlier message must have been "Free Will". That is also in my New Work gallery. I hope you are doing well. I'm going to take a minute to check out your work again. Have a good weekend. ~Marianne


just love your colourful artwork , bravo !!! Regards, Brischit

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

You're welcome Gustav, and thank you as well. Appreciate the feedback on "The Other Side of The Tracks". I am working, (still in my head) of a similar piece. I'll let you know when I've finished it. Keep creating!


HI! I have enjoyed viewing all of your work! "A Smarter Man would have worn a Cardigan" is my favorite! I also enjoy creating abstracts! Would love your thoughts or comment! Stop by my site when you have a chance! best Wishes, Deborah

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Hi Gustav, Nice works. I really love "I Is Somebody Else". What a great self portrait. I also like "Bumping Uglies". Great job.


hi and welcome to MAP.. i like your work


I just finished a new piece called "Meditation", tell me what you think.


Good, strong graphic design-art! Best wishes, Erlinde


Hello Gustavmin, I love karoshi,it leaps.Lenke


greetings - nice works indeed...