Artist Statement: Whatever the case it is my intention to relate a story or moment with a little bit of soul, and hopefully the viewer looks beneath the surface and responds to all that emotion.
Medium: Acrylic/Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 147 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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