John Maitland paintings are expressive with rigorous colour and texture
John Maitland works are often figurative and reflect the unique spirituality, grace and unobtrusiveness of the people of various cultures in their own landscapes. His beautiful and innocent subject matter is depicted through his use of lively colours and broad brush strokes. This creates an ‘enlightened’ style of stunning pieces of art. He is an expressive painter with work that is imbued with energy, movement and texture.
He was nominated as a finalist in the 1993 exhibition with his painting “Tribute to Mary MacKillip”. It brought acclaim as one of the finest pieces in the show. It as also included as part of a national tour in 1996. And it hung in Parliament House, Canberra, The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney and The State Gallery of South Australia. Again it was seen during the World Youth Day events in Sydney in July 2009.
Some see John as being “one of Australia’s most exciting artists” (John Norris – Director, Prime Arts Publishing UK), while other have referred to his works as “possessing the exquisite line and colour of a Matisse”.