About Us

As one of the world's most recognized and awarded Imaginative Realist artists, Donato shares his passion of figurative arts not only through his unique body of oil paintings and drawings, but also inspires future generations through teaching at the Illustration Master Class, the School of Visual Arts, and online through the SmArt School, as well as lecturing and exhibiting at various institutions, seminars, and conventions worldwide.

Donato’s passion for narrative, realist art has seen his work grace the covers of over three hundred science fiction and fantasy novels, placed his work in hundreds of private and public collections, and landed him numerous peer honors including three Hugo Awards, two Gold and six Silver Medals from Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the prestigious Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, and recognition from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists with twenty-one Chesley Awards.

This online store provides unique access for collectors to purchase Donato’s award winning printed and original art, as well as inform those interested in his masterly techniques through educational videos.

Donato is currently engaged with series works on the themes of empathetic robots, astronauts, commercial cover commissions, and continued explorations within Middle-earth and other inspired worlds.

You can learn more about Donato’s art and techniques at www.donatoart.com.