Artist

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.

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.

Chocolate Donut in Grey
by MALIA PETTIT


Oil painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind

2015

8" h x 8" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 7 oz.

$225


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