Islander girls (Pledge)

John Maitland

Artist Statement: In the work Islander Girls I wanted a symphony of colour and
beauty to adequately describe the tropical  Heat and heady
atmosphere of the Islands,  the central figure gazes away from
the  artist  as she passes to fill her basket with ruby red 
mangoes for the family table. - John Maitland

Medium: Acrylic oil on board
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cms
Date: 2020
Condition: Excellent

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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