Create Art that Matters
The Imaginists is a network composed of new, emerging and established artists and photographers - anyone who has a passion for making visual art and living a creative life.Every month, there's a themed assignment to spark the imagination and inspire self-directed art practice. In our private online portal, we invite you to create one or more images based on each theme, and there's an option to show your art for feedback and have the image considered for selection in our forthcoming public online gallery and quarterly catalogue.Together, we explore imaginative possibilities, enliven the senses, create art that matters, and bring more magical serendipity into our lives.
If you're passionate about creating visual art and seek inspiration, encouragement, support, motivational prompts and an opportunity to showcase your images, join us...
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Be inspired... Be creative!
Founded by Mark Fen and Carol Anne Strange, The Imaginists are a family of creative souls - new, emerging and established artists and photographers with a passion for visual art in all its wonderful forms.Every month, we create art inspired by a themed assignment to spark the imagination and inspire self-directed creative practice. We meet within the portal - our supportive private online space - for inspiration, ideas, insights, encouragement and kinship. We focus on creating for ourselves and/or others while bringing extra playfulness, enrichment and magic into our lives. And if you would like your art and photography showcased, we will feature and promote you and your work in our online gallery space and quarterly catalogues.The Imaginists is for beginner or established artists and photographers, and anyone who wishes to live a more imaginative, creative life. Why not travel along with us for a while. A warm welcome awaits!
“We are creative beings by nature. It's one of the reasons why we are here on the earth journey: to explore, learn, invent, craft, express, and make manifest so that we can share our experience and our gifts or simply marvel in the joy and healing that can arise through creating. When we make space to be creative, life becomes more magical and fulfilling.”
- Carol Anne Strange
'We are imaginative beings and our natural instinct is to create. It's one of the reasons why we are here on the earth journey: to freely explore, learn, invent, craft, express, and make manifest so that we can share our experience and our gifts or simply marvel in the joy and healing that can arise through creating. When we make space to be creative, life becomes more magical and fulfilling.The idea for The Imaginists originated from the same spark of possibility, and it's a joy to be able to tap into our years of creative experience to inspire, motivate and support you on your art journey.Inspiration for The Imaginists came from our own need to retrieve the sparks of possibility and the magic we have previously felt when fully immersed in creative projects. Like many people, the challenges of life has often stifled our creativity. After some difficult times, we needed to create a better balance, to do creative work that really mattered and to bring back the playfulness, spirit of wonder and excitement into our lives again. We also realised the importance of connectivity, support and kinship with other imaginative, free-spirited beings, and wanted to facilitate ideas and space to thrive creatively.Our background in art, writing, publishing and the creative industries is extensive. We love exploring, working with different media, and trying out ideas. It’s a constant joy and revelation to tap into the creative flow, and we’ve found the process deeply enriching on so many levels.Our aim is to support you on your creative journey by offering insights, inspiration, and gentle encouragement. Whether you wish to explore your innate creative gifts as a leisure or well-being activity or you create as a profession, our hope is that you’ll find being an Imaginist enriching on many levels.'Mark Fen & Carol Anne Strange
Your questions answered...
Who are The Imaginists?…
We are a network of new, emerging and established artists and photographers with a passion for visual art and image-making in all its wonderful forms.What do we do?
We create art for ourselves and/or for others. We create something to keep, gift, surrender or sell. Ultimately, we create because we feel compelled to do so, and because it enriches us in ways that lights up our star-lit souls.Benefits of joining:
# Access to an inspiring themed art assignment every month to kickstart your creative practice using whatever visual art medium you wish.
# A private online portal where you can find inspiration, encouragement and support as well as feedback on your art.
# An opportunity to showcase your art in our online public gallery space and quarterly catalogue.
# Expand your imagination and arts practice, and create a body of artwork that matters.
# A real sense of creative camaraderie, making art among some of today's most imaginative artists.
# Embrace the magic of living a more fulfilling creative life.What are the themed assignments?
Each assignment provides an exciting theme to captivate the imagination. Create an image (or several) based upon your interpretation of the theme using your image-making tools (sketch pad, canvas, camera, inks, paint, multi-media, picture editing software, etc). You'll be encouraged to explore, experiment, break boundaries where needed, and produce art that lights you up.We often surprise ourselves at what we can achieve with a little imagination and lots of encouragement, and every creation brings a bit of extra magic into our lives. And, when you’ve completed an assignment project, there's the option to show it in the membership portal and have it selected for the public gallery and quarterly catalogue (coming soon!).What The Imaginists can do for you…
# Help you find ideas and resources to expand your imagination;
# Gently nurture, heal, and transform you through creative practice;
# Encourage you to make space in life to explore your innate creative gifts;
# Offer ongoing support and motivation for your artistic journey;
# Remind you how satisfying, enriching and fun it is to make art;
# Inspire you to become a more prolific imaginist;
# Showcase your art in our public online gallery space and quarterly digital catalogues;
# Help you set-up or expand your art venture by promoting what you do.Who might feel inspired to join The Imaginists?
It's for lovers and practitioners of visual art. It's for aspiring or seasoned artists and photographers. It's for anyone who wishes to gain creative prompts, inspiration, support, connection and a space to grow creatively. It’s especially for those who have forgotten how to play, don’t play enough and/or for those who wish to bring more magical moments to life.Where are you based? I'm in the USA. Can I join?
The Imaginists is based in the UK but we welcome members from all over the planet who have a passion for creating visual art and photography, and wish to live a more fulfilling creative life.How much is membership?
It costs £12 for 3 months membership payable via PayPal (£4/month). Or save 25%: 12 months membership for £36 (£3/month).Can I leave or take a break from membership?
Yes. The membership fee is not automatically recurring. We will send you a reminder when your membership is due to expire, and it's up to you whether you wish to stay.Joining The Imaginists is quick & easy to do:
1) Make Payment, which is secure and via the trusted payment processor, PayPal. You can pay with Debit or Credit Card using the PayPal system.
2) Once payment is made, you will receive a welcome email (usually within 24 hours) with an invite to join the membership portal.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Imaginists and helping you to expand your imagination and deepen your arts practice.
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