Artist statement: Basically, this work captures three children off on a morning adventure, however, the little one has had enough! His legs are tired and he won’t walk any further, a common occurrence with my youngest grandchildren.
Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas
Dimensions: 90 x 131 cms
Directors 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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