Statement of Purpose:

  • We wish to foster the resurgence of interest in imaginative and sacred art and make this art accessible to all.
  • We have created and maintained a community of support for other artists working in this spirit.
  • We encourage technical skill coupled with imagination to create fine works of art that transcend the ordinary.
  • We maintain an active website.
  • We send out a high quality magazine INSCAPE twice a year to our members and supporters.
  • We arrange and curate exhibitions for our members all over the world.

Art of Imagination, our Definition:

This art may be called by many names – Fantastic Realism, Surrealism, Magic Realism, Visionary Art, Cosmic Art and Inspirational Art, however the work is neither purely abstract nor rigidly realistic. Members of the Society work independently of one another in various countries yet their work shows a consistent ethos.

Since our inception we have grown to be an international society with members all over the world. Our American offshoot is a registered US charity.

Excerpts from “Rediscovering the Plot” by Michel de Saint Ouen published in Inscape Summer 2001

“The artist should be a creator, a transformer linked to the inner spirit who, with skill and imagination, constructs a creation which embodies or symbolises a significant human value in a way which never existed before; to enhance, illuminate and perpetuate what is best in human values.”

“What is termed ‘art of imagination’ portrays the dramas which are the human conditions, exploring and expressing mysteries so as to make them comprehensible.”

“…and the chief contribution that artists of the imagination can make is their power to enlarge the range of emotions which affect all of us, enriching psychic, metaphysical, and spiritual values, and the appreciation of the beauties of the physical world which expand delight in existence and enhance self-realisation.”

Art of Imagination through History Modernism and its Unexpected Consequences The Origin and History of the Society for Art of Imagination

The Philosophy of Art
Essays on Art by Philosophers