He reveals a vibrant sensitivity through his fully mastered technique, his sure hand, his delicate line together with an ever accurate composition and an incomparably refined palette. Like a number of artists who have found Paris an irresistible subject, Pettinari has a special fascination with the Seine, the beautiful river on which the city was founded, and around which much of the activity at the heart of Paris still revolves. In the Seine, its varied quays, boats and barges, beautiful bridges and surrounding architecture, Pettinari finds endless inspiration. His compositions explore the area’s range of moods - in sun, overcast, rain, snow, and all manner of light and shadow.
1987 - Award, City of Auxonne juried exhibition
1989 - Award, City of Belfort juried exhibition
1992 - 2nd prize, Paris Academy of Fine Arts drawing competition