Virginia Maitland is Colorado’s premier color-field painter, and it’s been that way for decades, though she only rarely exhibits her work. That means that the show Virginia Maitland: Conversations in Color, opening tonight at the Sandra Phillips Gallery, is a rare chance to see her work in some depth. Maitland’s signature style is marked by the use of strong and vibrant colors applied to canvases in thin veils that overlap each other.
“Honestly, I think Virginia is one of the best painters in our time zone,” says gallery director Sandra Phillips. “Her work has a definite ‘wow’ factor, so I am thrilled to be presenting her second solo exhibit at my gallery. I just love having her luscious and beautiful paintings on the walls.