Artist Statement: "Set against a languid tropical background, the islander girl
carries a bowl full of ripe mangoes; her haughty expression exuding confidence that these gifts for the dining table will be very warmly welcomed..." - John Maitland.
Medium: Acrylic and oil on board
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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