Artist Statement: Higher and higher, the exhilaration is heightened by every spectacular swoop of the kite for the girl, unlocking at least for a moment, the child in each one of us.
Medium: Acrylic/Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 122 x 91.5 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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