Artist Statement: They’re back! I call my wife to look. They stand in a line along the avenue, Jacaranda trees in bloom. Purple is luminous against a dark grey sky. What a glorious sight! I had to paint them. - John Maitland.
Medium: Acrylic oil on board
Dimensions: 115 x 155 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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