Aristide “Ari” Britt Pinto was born in London and raised in New York and Italy. He earned a BA in Italian and Hospitality from Florida State University. As a self-taught artist with a unique pop art oil paint on canvas style, he puts a voice to the privilege his diverse life experiences have given him. He interprets photographic images of societal icons who cut across racial, cultural and geographic boundaries. Ari’s utilization of dramatic, colorful shadow effects amplify the subject’s mood and power to influence. The result is an exciting emotional connection between fans and the famous.