“In her series, based on the theme of WANDERLUST, Del Pinto makes us travel in the quiet depth of space that feels like the present, but is tinged with nostalgia. Oil painting is the dominant medium of Del Pinto, but the impulsive addition of aerosol adds spontaneity and a contemporary touch to traditional painting. For Del Pinto, birds symbolize the fleetingness of time. Her frames are meticulously carved pieces of the past: toy soldiers and dinosaurs, seashells, souvenirs of our travels by the ocean, and silk flowers from the interior gardens of our grandmothers are all juxtaposed with the birds they surround.”DÉCOVER Magazine is Montreal's leading visual-arts magazine. Del Pinto's painting was featured on the cover of DÉCOVER Magazine #12 (special edition).
“Melissa does birds. She does birds unlike anything I have ever seen in my life. The canvases she uses are gigantic; the techniques she uses are modern (she combines spray paint and oil) and give her pieces a life-like character that is amazing. As if the birds were not a big enough statement and testament to her talent, she also crafts some of the frames they are showcased in. Toys and memorabilia from decades past are carefully assembled and lacquered to give a fresco feeling to the adorned frames. A home décor can be polished and well put together, but with the addition of one or two art pieces that make your heart skip a beat every time you look at them, a room really shines and becomes its own.”Vanessa Sicotte is a leading, Montreal interior decorator. She is also a blogger and TV host of the popular show “Sauvez les meubles!” on Canal Vie where she transforms vintage finds.
“Melissa Del Pinto is beloved in the Montreal Arts community because her work has something for everyone. Melissa’s technical skill and appealing paintings work well, both within the street-art and corporate environments. In addition, her positive attitude and winning smile make working with her fun and engaging!”André Biathlon - Partner at LNDMRK, a Montreal company renowned for its expertise in event-production, marketing and talent management. Co-founder of Montreal’s world famous MURAL Street-Art Festival.
“I have had the privilege of working with Melissa Del Pinto on two of my albums artwork covers. Not only is Del Pinto’s work incredible, but once you get to know her you’ll see that she is the loveliest person ever! I am also very lucky to have an original piece of hers framed in my living room. Her passion & detail definitely stand out from the rest… truly Montreal’s best!”Carmen Rizzo is a two-time Grammy nominee, producer, mixer, programmer, DJ, remixer and recording artist based in Los Angeles. He has worked with Seal, Coldplay, Paul Oakenfold, Alanis Morissette, Dido, Jem, Niyaz, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Khaled, Tiesto, BT, Esthero, A.R. Rahman, Pete Townshend and many more.