Artist Statement: A favourite motif, I simply try to capture the purity and innocence of the subject, hence the white dress, generally accompanied with a flower in hand symbolic of all beauty, innocence and the frailty in those formative years. - 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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