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Paintings and Sculpture
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Virginia Maitland has
5 full page color images and
1 profile page in the big, glossy coffee table book
the history of Colorado's abstract art.
"... the show-stopper is a stunning 1974 painting Maitland recently rediscovered in her studio Androgynous Strain...
surely among her best pieces ever."
Kyle MacMillan, The Denver Post
is...one of Colorado's most acclaimed
artists... ethereal... apocalyptic... transcendental...
Arnest, The Gazette
of the season's most important shows... to those of us... with
an interest in the history of contemporary
in our region."
Maitland, it's all about painting...
color, surface, and content..."
Chandler, Rocky Mountain News
My paintings have
always been involved with the beauty of pure paint and the
illusion of three-dimensional space. Experience of light and
space in nature has been my main influence.
My first oil
paintings—at age twelve—were landscapes and still
I graduated from the Pennsylvania
Academy of the Fine Arts where I began with academic training in
the tradition of Mary Cassatt and Thomas Eakins.
There, under the influence of the ‘60s art school
experience, I soon moved toward abstraction, influenced by pop
art, abstract expressionism and color field painting.
When I relocated to
Boulder in 1970, I was captivated by the light, sky and color of
Since then I have lived and traveled in
many places—England, New York City, Italy, Mexico, Maui,
Costa Rica—and all have found their way into my art in one
form or another. Thus it was natural to begin to incorporate
into my paintings photographs from my travels.