Artist Statement: Even the sound of the words evoke a rising of spirit, a sense of exhilaration, the child soaring into the air, free of all constraints ....the added bonus that goes with childhood, this is a favourite motif of mine, Always a new way of looking at the subject and inspired by personal encounters which then involves my personal encounter with paint to do justice to my thoughts. - John Maitland.
Medium: Acrylic and oil on stretched canvas
Dimensions: 122 x 75 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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