Pinette’s art deals with elemental forces: earth, air, fire, water. Propelled by his virtuosic brushwork, his painting projects a prodigious energy. His “industrial landscapes” record the interaction of the land and human habitation; his more traditional scenes adapt for our time romantic notions of the sublime. This painting juxtaposes the fury of a burning blueberry filed with the stillness of the moon. Last year he exhibited at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts; he has also had a retrospective at the Farnsworth Art Museum. His work is in the collections of the Farnsworth, the DeCordova Museum, the Bates, Bowdoin, and Colby College Museums, and the Portland Museum of Art. In 2008 he had a solo show at CMCA, and he was included in the 2014 CMCA Biennial.