Artist Statement: I live at the Gold Coast but for rest and relaxation I head off to the Sunshine Coast. Usually making a beeline to Coolum.
Love it! In this painting I'm watching my daughter and her two children running excitedly to the ocean, work and school are but a distant memory, it's all fun this long holiday weekend. - John Maitland.
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Dimensions: 64 x 96 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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