Mauveine Geisha SistersMalia Pettit
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
16 " h x 20 " w x .75 " d |1 lbs. 5 oz.
Malia had the great fortune of attending one of famed portrait painter Milt Kobayashi's week-long oil painting workshops. Inspired by a bright and bold Holbein paint palette, this Japanese-inspired geisha portrait is what emerged.
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.