Plinio Marcos Pinto
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.
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 Licensed illustrator for AMC's The Walking Dead, The Hobbit and 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.
Associate Course Director / Fine Arts Department
Full Sail University
2011 – Present • Winter Park, FL
B.F.A. with emphasis in Illustration
1998 – 2002 • Sarasota, FL
Playboy EnterprisesLoyola University Maryland MagazineCryptozoic Entertainment: AMC's The Walking DeadThe HobbitDC ComicsFinancial Executive Magazine
Traditional mediumwatercolorportraitureeditorial illustrationCommercial IllustrationDigital IllustrationFigurative Painting