Welcome to the official website of painter and artist, Donato Giancola. These pages host twenty-six years of creative arts from the science fiction, fantasy and imaginative realism genres spanning commercial projects, private commissions, personal explorations, and educational experiences. Constantly updated to provide the latest news and imagery from the studio of Donato Arts.
"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. "