Portriats 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, 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/in TV host, videographer, BLOGGER, actor and composer. This website features some inspiring and empowering products and services. But it is also a resource loaded with inspiring free content for you to explore. Check out Rob’s online demonstrations. number one best selling author

Robert is available for speaking, demonstrating and adjudicating at your next arts function. He is also a regular arts authority for the media. Explore 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

Men

Women

Children

Judicial Portraits

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.

Landscape

Still Life

Narrative

Spiritual (The Quench Project)

Portraiture (Non-Commission)

Fantasy (NETI)

Learn from a Master

Put Robert Maniscalco’s 40 years of experience to work for you. There a number of ways to study with Robert: he is currently offering ZOOM sessions and private instruction. Regular weekly classes and two and three day portrait painting workshops are currently paused. 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.

Instructional Aids

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

Custom Art

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 with interior designers to provide fine art that is the perfect fit. Invite Robert to add personal beauty and meaning through his art, transforming your environment into the inspiring place you’ve always dreamed it could be. Look through Robert’s available works to get inspired. On a budget? See what Robert has available under $500.