Charleston Portrait Painter carries the torch his father lit 45 years ago!
I am blessed this year with some great holiday portrait commissions. Here is one of them finding its happy home, delivered by none other than Santa himself.
Gene and Georgie Wambold are one of the loveliest, funnest couples in Charleston. But the story behind the portrait goes waaaaaay back.
Gene asked my dad to paint his late first wife’s portrait back in the early 1970’s back when they all lived in Detroit. He also did a portrait of his daughter, Kristen, around the same time. Two timeless works by the master.
“Aubrey up a Tree” by Robert Maniscalco
Flash forward to five years ago when Kristen was looking for an artist to paint her son, Aubrey. What a delightfully small world to find Joe’s son, also living in Charleston. This lead full circle to the portrait of Gene and his new wife, Georgie, celebrating their love with a portrait.