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
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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