"The artist's mission is to make the soul perceptible. Our scientific, materialist culture trains us to develop the eyes of outer perception. Visionary art encourages the development of our inner sight. To find the visionary realm, we use the intuitive inner eye: The eye of contemplation; the eye of the soul. All the inspiring ideas we have as artists originate here."
Read more of this essay by artist Alex Grey (one of my all-time favorite artists) to learn more about his definition of what visionary art is and the role it plays in our world.
The Vision Train is a global, 24/7 creative Zoom space that was initiated in March 2020 by artist Amanda Sage and a crew of volunteers. Artists of all skill levels from around the world gather here to work on projects while connecting, conversing, and sharing inspiration. It is a wonderful and often transformational place to learn and make new friends while firing up the creative spark. Click on the link below to learn more about this inspiring community and to find out how to get on board!
Arts Lead is an online, professional development program for visual artists. This unique program centers around monthly, one-on-one sessions with Thea Howell that guide and nurture your art business.
Participating in this program has been pivotal for me in my development as an artist and I highly recommend it to all creatives who are striving to build and refine their practice.