Artist Statement: It's that time again, jacarandas showing off their purple bonnets and the flame trees challenging for supremacy in the festival of October / November colour with a fiery red orange, the little girl looks on in astonishment at the spectacle of these natural beauties. - John Maitland.
Medium: Acrylic oil on canvas
Dimensions: 120 x 90 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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