Home of Portrait Painter and Charleston Artist, Robert Maniscalco

A Place Where Creativity Works For You

We invite you to explore this website as an arts resource.

Find out more about the work of nationally renown, Charleston SC, multidisciplinary creative, Robert Maniscalco. Robert has distinguished himself as a portrait painter, gallery artist, teacher, author/inventor, TV host, videographer, BLOGGER, actor and composer. This website features some inspiring and empowering products and services. But it is also filled with lots of free information and inspiration for you to explore. Check out his BLOGs, and online demonstrations. Robert is available for speaking and demonstrating at your next function, as well as adjudicating/curating art exhibitions. Check out Robert’s media coverage and most recent news items (PR).






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.


Still Life


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:  regular weekly classesprivate lessons or two and three day portrait painting workshops have led to many successful painting careers all over North America. His 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 the masters. Participants explore value-based “light on form” painting methods to create expressive, colorful, accurate professional level portraits and fine art.

Shop Books, DVDs and Gallery Services

Robert has produced numerous books and DVDs to aid students at every level to make the transition to professional.  In addition, he has created lots of free or inexpensive instructional content, available on this website. Also, Robert offers Gallery Services which may be of interest to students and collectors, all of which can be accessed on the button below. Start putting Robert’s experience to work for you to produce real results in your drawing and painting. Get inspired by his easy to understand, entertaining and concrete instruction.


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.