Oranges have quickly become a popular still life subject for Malia. Here we see them gently resting alongside an elegant square ginger jar with delicate blue chinoiserie on the surface. "The overall effect provides a calm, tranquil feeling to the viewer," says Malia. The piece may be displayed on an easel, or Malia recommends framing or float mounting the work.

- Malia Pettit

Three Clementines with Ginger Jar

Oil painting on canvas board

Varnished and Ready to frame

Signed on front

8" h x 10" w x .12" d
0 lbs. 5 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.