Mahlia Amantina

Best Foot Forward


Self-taught abstract colourist, Mahlia Amatina creates art with a story behind each painting. Influenced by colour & narrative, Amatina adds her own unique take on abstraction. As her video here explains, ‘Best Foot Forward’ was inspired by her time spent traveling in Nepal, witnessing the powerful spirit of the people ‘putting their best foot forward’ with positive energy in difficult circumstances following two earthquakes.

Artist: Mahlia Amantina

Title: Best Foot Forward

Size: 82 x 59 cm

Materials: Acrylic on canvas

Signed: On canvas and separate certificate

Date: 2015

Price: £400

Charity: We’ll give £12 to Scope

Delivery: £15

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