“Bird lovers out there, you are in for a treat with our next issue (Papirmass #30). Melissa Del Pinto is the best – repeat, the best – painter of birds we have ever seen. Her depictions of our fair-feathered friends truly take wildlife painting into the realm of portraiture. A Montrealer born-and-raised, Melissa uses oil paint as well as aerosol in her very large-scale works. Her custom frames are constructed from a crazy variety of objects and are in a class of their own.”

Kirsten McCrea is an artist and founder of Papirmass, a novel art subscription business. Her work has exhibited in Toronto’s AGO, Montreal’s Musée des Beaux Arts and many other galleries. She has appeared on the Today Show and GIRLS, and in The Globe and Mail, Canadian Art, The National Post and BUST Magazine.