Artist Statement: "A flight of fantasy depicting girls with frangipanis and sumptuously coloured garments, but, in this work, they’ve had a momentary glance at someone passing by and are banding together in their disapproval as
only three females can do…As I’ve said many times at my exhibition openings, I do get these ideas from my own girls.." - John Maitland.
Medium: Acrylic 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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