Portfolio Tag: Melissa Del Pinto

Starbucks

As new stores are built and renovated, Starbucks is putting an emphasis on local and recycled, employing artists and craftsman to help capture the character of each store's surrounding neighborhood. I have done a number of murals in Starbucks stores in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto....
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Album Covers-Carmen Rizzo

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, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Khaled, Tiesto, BT, Esthero, A.R. Rahman, Pete Townshend and many more. Rizzo’s own music has appeared in movies and TV shows including CSI Miami...
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Cote Nord Tremblant

This commission was done for a hotel resort, Cote Nord Tremblant. The owner of the hotel wanted to commemorate what she called "the first guests", the Canada Geese, which had been living there, even before the hotel was built. This location was originally a religious sanctuary or retreat.  The current owner's father bought it and...
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Kiehl’s Ottawa

Kiehl's Pharmacy began as an apothecary store in New York's East Village in 1851. That first store was at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 13th Street, known as Pear Tree Corner. Today Kiehl's is an important, international chain of stores that specializes in beauty, skincare, hair and beauty products for men and women. I was commissioned to...
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Monhood

I have volunteered for number of social and educational causes as well as L’Union québécoise de réhabilitation des oiseaux de proie (UQROP), an organization that works to rehabilitate injured birds of prey. I supported MONHOOD, a social activist group that partners with local artists and designers to deliver cool and original fashion. The proceeds from the sale of locally made...
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Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

In March 2015, I was commissioned to paint a work of art inspired by L’Aiglon (The Eaglet), an opera in five acts, set to Alexandrine verse by Edmond Rostand. The Opera paints a picture of Napoleon’s son, Napoléon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte, who was at birth proclaimed King of Rome. While he sought to free himself from the...
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Video 1 Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

On March 2015, I was commissioned to paint a work of art inspired by L’Aiglon (The Eaglet), an opera in five acts, set to Alexandrine verse by Edmond Rostand, that paints a picture of Napoleon’s son, Napoléon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte, who was at birth proclaimed King of Rome. While he sought to free himself from the shadow...
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Video 2 Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Montreal video production company BLVD was responsible for streaming a video of me painting in the lobby onto the outside of the street facades of the Kennedy Pavilion of UQAM and the Maisonneuve Theatre. Thousands of intrigued, street spectators watched me as I worked in the Theatre lobby and as conductor Kent George Nagano led the...
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M magazine-Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

My painting, 'La Petite du Musée', was featured in the Museum's M Magazine September 2012, p.15 / (M – La revue du musée des beaux-arts de Montréal). In 2012, I was commissioned by The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal's largest museum and amongst the most prominent in Canada, to do a painting for their 2012 - 2013 school bulletin. I decided to...
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Bird Gallery

People know my work best for my dramatic, large-scale paintings and murals of photorealistic birds. It's a passion that I have had since childhood. However, it would be wrong to consider me a naturalist or wildlife artist. When I do a painting of a bird, I am not aiming for realism. I am trying to capture not only their image but...
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