Many Times BeforeMalia Pettit
Oil painting on Wood
Natural wood edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
20 " h x 16 " w x 1.5 " d |2 lbs. 6 oz.
This expressionist portrait was inspired by some of artist Malia Pettit's recent studies of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and in particular, his profile sketches. Painted in various shades of Old Holland red and pastel pink, the brushstrokes and running paint feature prominently in this sensual portrait.
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.