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. 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 everyday 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. New art, and art-making process is demonstrated with videos on her youtube channel.

Selected Exhibitions

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

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

2003-14    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

2009        Brand 38 – Annual National Juried Exhibition 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 Exhibit                                              Riverside, CA

Public/Private Collections & Awards

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas                                                             Lawrence, KS

Richeson 75: Figures & Portraits – 2nd Place Watermedia – juror: 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

2014        Daily Painting                       Book (Best Selling, Arts & Photography, Amazon), by Carol Marine

2014        Lines & Colors                           Artist Profile, 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

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