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 Communications 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. 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 lifelong fascination with the nuances of the face and figure, and seasonal changes in natural light on everyday objects and interiors has 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. New art, and essays to encourage a return to a creative life are posted on her blog.  Watercolor and printmaking tutorials can be found at BelindaTips and her youtube channel.

Selected Exhibitions

2019 – Santa Paula Art Museum – Faces of California Exhibition – Santa Paula, CA

2018 – Ventura Art Museum – Artwalk Exhibition – Ventura, CA

2016 – I Wish I Had Friends Like That – Disney/Henson Artists at Flower Pepper Gallery – Pasadena, CA

2014 – Women Painting Women  – Principle Gallery – Charleston, SC

2003-14 – Disney’s Ryman-Carroll Foundation Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA

2011 – Brand 40 – Exhibit of Works on Paper,  Glendale, CA

2010 – Delicate & Dazzling – Segil Fine Art Gallery – Pasadena, CA

2009 – Brand 38 – Annual National Exhibit of Works on Paper Glendale, CA

2009 – The Human Element, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ

2006-9 – Boddy Gallery Featured Artist, Descanso Gardens,  La Canada, CA

2008-9 – Riverside Art Museum – Off the Wall , Riverside, CA

Public/Private Collections & Awards

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas

Richeson Figures & Portraits – 2nd Place Watermedia Kimberly, Wisconsin

The Banner Project – Public Art Banners – Celebrating the Arts Georgetown, Texas

Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California

Coca Cola, Bergamo, Italy

Association Memberships

California Art Club, Pasadena, CA

Daily Paintworks, dailypaintworks.com

National Watercolor Association, San Pedro, CA

Press

2018 – Making Collagraph Prints (Book by Suzie MacKenzie)

2014 – Daily Painting (Book by Carol Marine)

2014 – Lines & Colors Artist Profile, by Charley Parker

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