Portraits are Forever.
We are alive in our environment
What is the difference between being a painter versus being an artist?
What are we saying with our art?
I try to create art that shows us working and doing
The art of going deeper often means getting out of the way of our agenda.
The atmosphere, temperature and humidity all come into play.
The challenge is to capture a moment and still make something timeless
We are looking for marks that tell the story, not as decorations
To capture light is to capture character
We use our skill to make a difference with the visual stories we tell
Home of Portrait Painter and Charleston Artist, Robert Maniscalco
It’s Art to Believe
We invite you to explore this website as an arts resource.
Find out more about the mission of nationally renown, multidisciplinary creative, Robert Maniscalco. Robert has distinguished himself as a portrait painter, gallery artist, teacher, author, TV host, videographer, BLOGGER, actor and composer. This website features Robert’s inspiring and empowering products and services, including his Fine Art, Paint on Demand and Commission Portraits. But it is also an arts resource loaded with inspiring free content for you to explore. Check out Rob’s online painting demonstrations. Robert is available for speaking, demonstrating and adjudicating at your next arts function. He is also a regular arts authority for the media so check out Robert’s current and past media coverage.
Learn about Robert’s how-to book, the Amazon #1 Bestseller,
The Power of Positive Painting.
About Having a Maniscalco Portrait
Pastel and Charcoal
Families and Groups
Pets and Animals
Gallery of Fine Art
I believe artists are our conscience, the teachers of society. The best artists have the ability to go deep within themselves to bring up the treasures, usually in the form of questions, which form a blueprint for a meaningful life. As an artist, I am always looking for ways to bring meaning and clarity into the world, to use my God given talent to inquire and to edify. So I share my journey, finding and expressing insight any way I can, to whoever is willing to engage in our shared human journey. I do this through my painting, my writing, my acting/directing, my music and my teaching.
Spiritual (The Quench Project)
Learn from a Master
Put Robert Maniscalco’s 40 years of experience to work for you. Robert’s focus is on method and process, not technical tricks. Based on the Frank Reilly Method, Robert has adapted this amazing painting system to the needs of the modern realist. Learn the secrets of value-based, “light on form” painting methods to create expressive, colorful, accurate professional level portraits and fine art. There a number of ways to study with Robert: he is currently offering only private instruction. Regular weekly classes and two and three day portrait painting workshops are currently paused.
Robert has produced numerous books and DVDs to aid students at every level to make the transition to professional artist. His latest book, The Power of Positive Painting, is getting great reviews. In addition, he has created lots of free or inexpensive instructional content, available on this website. Also, Robert offers services, classes and instructional aids which may be of interest to students of art, all of which can be accessed on the button below. Let Robert help you produce real results in your drawing and painting. Get inspired by his easy to understand, entertaining and concrete instruction.
HAVE IT YOUR WAY
Paint on Demand
Invite Robert to come to your home or office where he will collaborate with you to generate fresh, creative solutions for your environment. Sometimes it’s as simple as re-hanging what you already have in a fresh new way. Sometimes introducing a new piece of art can make all the difference. Let’s find solutions. Robert loves to work from photos you have taken that uniquely celebrate your life’s journey. Invite Robert to add personal beauty and meaning through his art, transforming your environment as a reflection of you and your family. Of course, you can always explore Robert’s available works to get inspired. On a budget? See what Robert has available under $500.