Artist Statement: My granddaughter loves to surf, on this day however it wasn’t going to happen. The seas were wild and metallic green, the sky was a heavy silver and the winds were strong. All she could do was test the water. - John Maitland.
Medium: Acrylic oil on board
Dimensions: 121 x 121 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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