Artist Statement: My main interest in ballet is the apprehension felt prior to the performance and the exhaustion afterwards. Here mother and daughters wait to dance on the stage once more in triumph with the audience demanding an encore.
Medium: Acrylic/Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 122 x 154.5 cms
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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