Artist Statement: I love the lustre of metallic paint but while the silver invites me on a road to experience the ethereal, with gold I am taken down a different track, frivolity, joy, it's all fun and chatter with the girls on gold showing off their fabulous dresses, and deeply engaged in their conversations with each other. - John Maitland.
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Dimensions: 122 x 76 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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