Children Under a Purple Sky

John Maitland

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Artist Statement: Two children going home, their frailty highlighted by the high horizon, each taking care of the other on the long road ahead. A reflection on life perhaps. - John Maitland.

Medium: Acrylic oil on board
Dimensions:  120 x 59 cms
Date: 2017
Condition: Excellent

CHG Director's Statement: John Maitland is considered by some “one of Australia’s most exciting artists” (John Norris, Prime Arts Publishing), while his works have been referred to as “possessing the exquisite line and colour of a Matisse”.

John Maitland captures children, people, families and indigenous Australians within their environment. His compositions provide insight into the personality of those within his paintings or their connection to the landscape, giving the viewer a yearning for life's simple pleasures. His figurative paintings are colourful, alluring, ethereal, dreamy and command a strong following.

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