Ambassador of the Week: Belinda Del Pesco

Meet Belinda Del Pesco, this week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!

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“Aperture” (watercolor on paper, 11 x 14 in.)

Belinda grew up in a family of immigré artists and inventors along the east coast of the United States. 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 the Entertainment Industry.

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“Kitchen Counter Sunset” (watercolor on paper, 15 x 21 in.)

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.

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 figurative, 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.

“Lull” (watercolor on paper, 10 x 7 in.)

A lifelong fascination with the nuances of the face and figure and seasonal changes in natural light on everyday objects and interiors is 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 that encourage a return to a creative life are posted on her art blog. Watercolor and printmaking tutorials can be found at and on her YouTube Channel.

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Kelly Kane
PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.



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