Exhibition Statement: "Does anything come nearer to the what the title describes than the joy of children dancing, the fun frivolity freedom and unabashed joy is the emotion I’ve sought to embody in this delightful new series of works for Cooks Hill Galleries." - John Maitland.
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 120 x 90 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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