Biography

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Originally from New England, Belinda Del Pesco grew up in a family of immigré artists and inventors, where creativity was encouraged and seasoned by cultural influences from Italy, France, England and Canada. After earning a degree at the University of Massachusetts, she headed west, and set her artistic affinities aside to work in Public Relations in the Entertainment Industry.

After a decade-long hiatus from art, a casual invitation to paint plein air re-ignited her love for watercolors, and she left the corporate world to paint full time in 2001. Since then, she’s won numerous awards and commissions, and her paintings are in corporate and private collections in Europe, Asia, South America and the United States.

Belinda works in the classical tradition of figure, landscape and still life painting. She divides her time between watercolor painting and printmaking, and produces a series of intaglio and relief prints in small editions each year. A life-long fascination with the nuances of the face and figure, and seasonal changes in natural light on every day forms & interiors have been a constant source of inspiration. These ingredients, combined with her affinity for the artistic traditions of the late 19th and early 20th century, create a spirited appetite to paint insightful interpretations of what she sees every day.

Selected Exhibitions

2014
Women Painting Women Juried Exhibition – Principle Gallery Charleston
Charleston, SC
2013-14
Disney’s Ryman – Carroll Foundation Affair of the Art Exhibit
Los Angeles, CA
2008-12
A Taste of Art – Group Show – Gale’s Italian Restaurant
Pasadena, CA
2012
Finalist in Akua Inks Fade to Black Printmaking Competition
New York, NY
2011
Brand 40 – Fortieth Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper
Glendale, CA
2011
Richeson 75: Figures & Portraits – Richeson Art Gallery
Kimberly, WI
2011
Silvana Gallery of Fine Art Annual Small Works Group Show
Glendale, CA
2010
Delicate & Dazzling – Segil Fine Art Gallery – Works on Paper Group Show
Pasadena, CA
2010
An Exhibition of Small Works – Randy Higbee Gallery
Glendale, CA
2009
Brand 38 – Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper
Tubac, AZ
2009
The Human Element, Tubac Center of the Arts
Charleston, SC
2006-9
Boddy Gallery Featured Artist, Descanso Gardens
La Canada, CA
2008-9
Riverside Art Museum – Off the Wall Exhibit
Riverside, CA

Public/Private Collections & Awards

Richeson 75: Figures & Portraits – 2nd Place Watermedia – juried by Everett Raymond Kinstler
Kimberly, WI
The Banner Project – Public Art Banners Downtown, Celebrating the Arts
Georgetown, TX
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA
Castaic Lake Water Agency
Saugus, CA
Coca Cola
 Bergamo, Italy

Association Memberships

California Art Club Pasadena, CA

Daily Paintworks dailypaintworks.com

National Watercolor Association San Pedro, CA

American Society of Classical Realism Minneapolis, MN

Press

2013-14 Lines & Colors Artist Profile articles, by Charley Parker

2011 Pratique des Arts Watercolor Issue, Pratique des Arts – Plaisirs de Peindre

2009 Brush-Paper-Water A Celebration of Watercolor, by Chris Beck

2008 Making a Mark Press Choices – an Interview by Katherine Tyrrell

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