Virginia Maitland

    • Spacious Light (2005)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 54" x 66"
    • Echoing Light (2008)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 54" x 60"
    • Through Dark Fires (2008)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 48" x 54"
    • The Dragon's Gift (2009)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 42" x 30"
    • Magma Falls (2011)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 54" x 48"
    • Rock Garden (2011)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 48" x 60"
    • Ying Yang (2011)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 48" x 54"
    • Green Machine (2013)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 54" x 66"
    • Yellow Dawn (2013)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 52" x 48"
    • Evening Light (2014)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 42" x 48"
    • Rivers Run (2014)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 60" x 54"
    • Riptide (2016)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 54" x 60"
    • Glacier On Fire (2017)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 54" x 48"
    • Parallel Clocks (1973)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 48" x 68"
    • Hymnen (1971)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 60" x 54"
    • Twice As Many Thrills (1972)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 60" x 66"
    • Two Against One (1984)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 72" x 66"
    • Looking Towards Sienna (1982)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 76" x 54"
    • Tin Tin and Teverina (1986)
    • acrylic on canvas
    • 58" x 46"

Artist Statement

“I have been painting since I was 12. I always thought of myself as an artist and have never wavered from the life of a full-time painter. I attended The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts from 1964 – 1969. In my first 2 years I immersed myself in learning to draw and paint in the traditional academic style that PAFA was known for. Very early, I gravitated toward the painting currents of post-WWII America – surrealism, pop art, abstract expressionism – and abstract and sublime artists such as Kandinsky, Turner, Gorky and Matta. I began to wander away from a realistic representation of pictorial space into more fantastical spaces animated by imaginary objects. Francis Bacon’s spaces were very attractive to me then, as well as Kandinsky’s dancing geometric forms (circles, rectangles, curves). In the 1970s I experimented with multiple hard-edged forms and spaces playfully juxtaposed on top of each other, often with window-like openings drawing the eye into multiple spaces beyond the picture plane. Even in my most abstract-expression-like paintings, in the 70s and 80s, there was always a sense of space (or spaces) in dialogue with the painted, often stained, poured, splattered surface, and with a sense of power and movement of the forms. Much of my recent work has been influenced by the natural landscape. Like all of my work since the 1970s, color and delicate texture remain primary, but there is also an abstract sense of flow, movement and natural form that evoke an experience of a sublime imaginary world.”

– Virginia Maitland