Artist Statement: "Exuberance, joy, fun. Don’t just look…..listen to these paintings! Hear that laughter, that excitement, that youthful abandon. And remember those days that you never wanted to end. My personal Australian
motif, the cockatoo, looks on in wonder. Even he can’t compete with these female shrieks of fun under the brilliant blue sky.." - John Maitland.
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 100 x 100 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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