Traditional Portrait Artist, Kathy Maniscalco

“Your Story. Your Art. Envision your life. Your family and friends.
Begin to create an eternal image of a beautiful memory.” – Kathy


Talk to Kathy about a custom designed portrait in oils. Click on links below for more information about how to commission a portrait:

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A Canadian by birth, Kathy grew up within a bus ride of the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Crossing the border with her family at 17, she found herself in Texas but drawn back north eventually – to Minnesota.

Her love of art began in elementary school and she won awards for her drawings and commercial art in high school. However, Kathy’s resourceful nature steered her into the Information Technology field but she continued to take evening art classes. She sold paintings from a small studio in Northeast Minneapolis. Then one day, something popped inside her and she decided, “This is it. It’s now or never. I have to leave technology and follow my true passion.”

In 2004 Kathy began studying under Dale Redpath and Cyd Wicker, directors of The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art, formerly known as Atelier Lack. They each studied with Richard Lack at Atelier Lack for five years. After completing their training, they taught with Mr. Lack for a combined seventeen years before taking over the program following his retirement from teaching in 1992. Their classical realism teaching methods are rooted in solid draftsmanship and painting from life. Following her 4 year formal training, Kathy and her husband relocated to the panoramic beauty of northern New Mexico.

Kathy understands the interrelationships of people and procedures and delivers high quality services. She brings the classical knowledge and skill to create a beautiful painting, and the consultative skills and dedication to understand and meet client expectations. Customer satisfaction is her top priority.

She is keenly aware of her passion – a painter of People (their stories,their children, their pets), Hope, and Fond Memories. Kathy is currently developing a new body of work while selling paintings from her studio. She is also accepting portrait commissions. If you would like to visit the studio, contact her to schedule an appointment.