Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
20 " h x 16 " w x .75 " d |1 lbs. 7 oz.
Artist Malia Pettit describes this moody portrait as one of those fleeting moments of the self-in-reverie. "That quiet, contemplative moment we have with ourselves to think about all the mistakes and all the triumphs in our lives over the years."
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.