Originally from New England, Belinda Del Pesco was raised 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 landscape, figure and still life painting. She divides her time between watercolor painting and printmaking, and produces a series of intaglio etchings, 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 objects, 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.