Malia Pettit
Pasadena, California

Malia Pettit sees her artistic process as an act of “liberating the paint” and “allowing for the unexpected to occur.” Her portraits of women stem from a fascination with glossy magazines and their portrayal of models, actors and celebrities. Her work has been especially influenced by Chantal Joffe and John Singer Sargent. She currently lives in California after having lived in England for ten years. Fun fact: when she’s not painting, she is a full-time mom and enjoys exploring estate sales, antique stores and used bookstores.

Rushing to Now
24" x 20" , oil painting
$1,275

Girl and Dog on the L Train
30" x 24" , oil painting
$1,300

The Artist in Her Studio, Circa 1939
49" x 49" , oil painting
$4,325


The S Girl
12" x 12" , oil painting
$350

Lucy
10" x 10" , oil painting
$250

Chocolate Glazed
8" x 10" , oil painting
$250


Two Donuts on Green Cloth
8" x 10" , oil painting
$250

Chocolate Donut in Grey
8" x 8" , oil painting
$225

Fur Coat in the Forest
20" x 24" , oil painting
$1,675


Commission for Gabi
12" x 12" , oil painting
$425

Untitled (Pre-Raphaelite)
12" x 12" , oil painting
$350

Two Donuts with White Frosting
10" x 10" , oil painting
$275


Two Donuts on Yellow Cloth
10" x 10" , oil painting
$275

Milla
12" x 12" , oil painting
$350

An Ode to the Marvel
28" x 22" , oil painting
$1,400


Remembering Frieda
30" x 30" , oil painting
$1,125

Jeanette, Freshman Year
30" x 24" , oil painting
$1,100

Penny Chasing
24" x 24" , oil painting
$1,700


In the Taxi
24" x 24" , oil painting
$1,550

Lady Bridget in the Orangery
40" x 34" , oil painting
$2,075

Cookhouse Hands
32" x 39.5" , oil painting
$2,200


Film Noir II
12" x 9" , ink artwork
$275

Untitled Ink 83
11" x 8.25" , ink artwork
$275

Untitled Ink 82
11" x 8.25" , ink artwork
$200


Lucky
16" x 12" , oil painting
$750

Victorious V.
39.5" x 31.5" , oil painting
$2,075


Artist and Customer Comments


commentsCommission for Gabi
G Tschoepe purchased this artwork. 10/31/2015 | 3:05 AM

Malia's artwork is beautifully expressive. I have bought two portrait paintings from her and they look stunning together; I love them. The bold strokes and colours are perfect in every setting.

Malia Pettit 9/2/2014 | 8:40 PM

Hi there! Thanks so much for your note and for supporting my work, I really appreciate it! I'm so happy that you are enjoying "Remembering Frieda". It really is a special piece, which I hope looks great on your wall. Thank you again and have a wonderful day!! Malia.

A Barber 8/22/2014 | 9:54 PM

I had my eye on "Remembering Frieda" for a while and was so pleased to find the piece is exactly as pictured and even more striking in person. Thanks!

Malia Pettit 7/22/2013 | 1:26 PM

I'm so pleased that you are enjoying Lucky. Thank you so much for supporting my artwork and for the positive feedback! I really appreciate it!!

commentsLucky
J Griffin purchased this artwork. 7/20/2013 | 11:21 AM

Lucky is beautiful, really great colors and textures. Although my bf thinks it is "looking at him." lol. Really love it, thank you!

R Ghosh 6/23/2013 | 10:58 AM

deep sence is prevailed in al the paintings.the style is different as well.

commentsFilm Noir II
B Bauck purchased this artwork. 6/4/2013 | 10:37 PM

Awesome! Can't wait to frame this piece.

commentsVictorious V.
J Ladner purchased this artwork. 5/1/2013 | 11:47 PM

I bought this work just before my husband attempted to buy it for me as an anniversary gift. Some might consider it the gift of the Magi, but ultimately we knew we couldn't live without Victoria.