Welcome to the official website of painter and artist, Donato Giancola.
These pages host twenty-seven years of creative arts from the hands of Donato Giancola. Oil paintings and drawings of science fiction, fantasy, and imaginative realism span commercial projects, private commissions, gallery exhibitions, and personal explorations.
Throughout his professional career Donato has shared his masterful knowledge of media techniques and aesthetics through teaching at
universities, lectures and presentations at conventions, seminars, live demonstrations, videos, and online mentoring courses.
The site is constantly updated to provide the latest arts, news, information, and imagery from the Donato Arts studio.
"There's more to Donato Giancola's art than just a pretty face. Underneath the incredibly meticulous surface of his paintings is concealed a love of perspective and form, an intimate understanding of the human body, a historian's knowledge of costume and armour, an infallible sense of implicit narrative, visual storytelling and mythical history. It's just that you're so rapt gazing at all the mind-blowingly pretty bits that you tend to miss it. Look again. There's a lot more to see."
concept designer, artist, historian
"Amazing work from an astounding talent."
- George R.R. Martin
"It's difficult to talk about the art of Donato Giancola and remain objective. Despite the best intentions to be analytical and coldly disaffected when standing in front of his art...it is simply not possible. There is so much passion, so much depth, and so much truth in Donato's paintings that the viewer can't help but get caught up in the stories his works tell. Simply put, among contemporary narrative artists, Donato Giancola is a master. "