This piece utilizes a really bold and vibrant palette, with fun and fanciful brushstrokes. The surface has a real work-up of layers and features a good variety of my classic painting style with loose, impasto, dripping paint. As always, I believe interpretation should be kept open as to who exactly the woman is. However, the source material originated from an outdoor Vogue spread, so I imagined an upscale, elegant socialite on some vast estate while painting this piece. The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Malia Pettit

Fur Coat in the Forest

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

20" h x 24" w x 1.25" d
1 lbs. 12 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.