Artist Statement: An exercise in depicting girls running, and capturing the excitement, the laughing, shouting and squealing. I’m sure they all do, at least that's what my children still do, and, if there's a pigtail to tweak or pull there's always a scream! Fun and action every time. - John Maitland.
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Dimensions: 86 x 197 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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