Artist Statement: One of my personal favourites, Sarah was born with a vision impairment, thanks to Doctor Donaldson in Sydney you would never know.
She went on a visit to an animal refuge outside of Grafton with her mother and me, the lady who runs it is an absolute gem!
She takes the sick and injured animals in and nurses them back to health and gives children of all ages whether able or disabled the pleasure of riding these beautiful creatures. As you can probably tell from my painting, Sarah and the foal found an immediate relationship with each other.
Hats off to you Emma! You are an absolute gem. - John Maitland.
Medium: Acrylic oil 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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