Plinio Marcos Pinto is a Brazilian-born artist whose work ranges from classic portraiture, displayed in galleries across the United States, to fun, Pop Culture based illustrations that can be picked up at comic book stores and large art conventions such as Megacon.
Trained as a traditional illustrator with a B.F.A from Ringling College of Art and Design, Plinio started out his career doing editorial illustrations for national and international publications. Feeling unfulfilled by the cat and mouse game of the freelance world, he changed his focus to what has become his signature work, portrait, and figurative work.
His style evolved from working with oils to finally his true love of watercolor - an evolution realized thru an allergy to oil paint. Applying his almost scientific approach to watercolor, he can create images that are unlike any traditional methods. How many watercolor painters can make patent leather look glossy almost to the touch?
Based in Orlando, Plinio works as a freelance illustrator and Portrait Painter. He is also an Associate Course Director at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, in the Fine Arts Department.
Plinio has done work for reputable companies such as Playboy Enterprises, Loyola University Maryland Magazine, Cryptozoic Entertainment: AMC's The Walking Dead, The Hobbit, DC Comics, Financial Executive Magazine, Jazziz Magazine. His work has been displayed in galleries such as The Society Of Illustrators Gallery in New York, group shows in Seattle, WA and Los Angeles, CA, Dallas, TX and St. Petersburg, FL.
You can find his work on display locally at galleries and art events such as The Gallery at Avalon Island, The Falcon Bar and Gallery, City Arts Factory, Creative City Project, Thornton Park Wine and Art Walk, First Thursday’s at Orlando Museum of Art or at his Open Studio hours on First Fridays at F.A.V.O.