I'm a huge admirer of Milt Kobayashi's paintings. I love the floral fabric patterns he captures in his work. I have attempted to do the same thing here, but in a sexy wallpaper pattern with my signature single woman propped up against it. I used some really lush and vibrant Williamsburg oil paints. I love the way it has turned out! This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Malia Pettit

Waiting in the Cafe

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

22" h x 28" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 6 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.