What Dreams Are Made Of

Exhibition Featuring works from Michael Whelan, Donato Giancola, Michael Alfano and Robert Remsen Vickrey

August 3 -16, 2019

Opening reception August 3rd from 5-7PM

In a first time showing at the gallery, Donato will be sharing new works related to his astronomical series and fascination with the merging of nature and humanity.  Donato will be in attendance for the opening, and willing to sign items related to his published book and game artwork, from Middle-earth to Magic:The Gathering.  Come join us for an exceptional exhibit!

Free and open to the public.


IMC 2019

June 10-16, 2019

Amherst College
Amherst, Massachusetts

This June will find Donato once again at the twelfth annual gathering of the Illustration Master Class.  Begun by Rebecca Guay to bring together some of the most talented teachers and students in science fiction and fantasy illustration, this week long, mind numbing, action packed and sleepless night filled experience has no rival in other workshops.  In addition to the usual faculty of Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, Irene Gallo, Greg Manchess, Rebecca Guay, Dan Dos Santos,  Scott Fischer, and myself, The IMC welcomes back the incredibly talented and respected Iain McCaig, Mike Mignola, Lauren Panepinto, Marc Scheff, and new comer Karla Ortiz as its guest additions for the week.  A handful of visiting artists and professionals, will also fill out the engagements throughout the week.

Visit artimc.org for information about this years housing and registration. Spaces still available!


Spectrum Live! & Planet Comicon Kansas City

March 29-31, 2019

Kansas City Convention Center
Bartle Hall
301 W. 13th St
Kansas City, MO


Planet Comicon Kansas City this year will be co-hosting the gathering and exhibit Spectrum Live as a sub-convention within their event. One of the largest gatherings of science fiction and fantasy artists, Spectrum Live offers a chance to connect with other professionals within the industry while reaching out to interact with the thousands of fans attending the Comicon.

Respected talent within the science fiction and fantasy genre will be presenting and lecturing at Planet Comicon - Ian McCaig, Miranda Meeks, Chris Claremont, Amanda Conner, J.A.W. Cooper, Bill Carmen, Tran Nguyen - as well as scores of other exhibiting artists.

Donato will be featuring many new works, including the newly expected revised edition of art on J.R.R. Tolkien's world - Middle-earth: Journeys in Myth and Legend published by Dark Horse and due in the states the same week as the convention! The Donato Arts booth will also including nearly 30 interior drawings from the recent Limited Edition novel illustrations for Naomi Novik's Uprooted, interior illustrations for Warrior by Terry Brooks, a new Empathetic Robot painting, and new fantasy and science fiction oil paintings, drawings and prints - From Middle-earth to Game of Thrones - the full range of Donato's interests will be on display.

For more information about Planet Comicon and SpectrumLive, visit:



Middle-earth: Journeys in Myth and Legend

Published by Dark Horse, April 2019

After three years of working with editor Scott Allie, I am very happy to announce that the revised edition of my book on Middle-earth art will be avialable coming this April from Dark Horse Publishing. It has been a real pleasure putting this together and the talents of Chris Horn and Patrick Satterfield have insured its absolutely gorgeous production quality.

The new edition will be massive at 14" tall by 10 wide, offering great panoramic views of double page spreads for all the large scale paintings depicting landscapes inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as viewing many drawings at 100% scale. The tome is now 200 pages, adding over 100 new works of art to this collection beyond the first edition!

As a peek into working methods in the studio, included is a five page process section on the epic canvas, Beren and Luthien in the Court of Thingol and Melian

200 pages, large format

14" x 10" full color hard cover
April 2019 publication date

To pre-order the book visit:


For those who wish for a little more special edition, Shawn Speakman of the SignedPage.com

and I are offering signed and embossed books. The emboss is that of the sigil of the Kings of Gondor!