The inspiration for this piece came from some photographs taken of models backstage at a Dolce & Gabbana fashion show. The girls all had colorful teased hair and wore beautiful, brightly hued lipstick. I love the idea of the temporary spectacle of a runway show, like performers in an exotic circus! This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Malia Pettit

After the Show

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

20" h x 20" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Malia Pettit
Pasadena, California

Getting to Know Malia

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. When she’s not painting, she is a full-time mom and enjoys exploring estate sales, antique stores and used bookstores.