Spirituality and art have long been intertwined but recently we have seen an increase in the number of artists exploring spirituality and galleries focusing on spirituality art.
In Psychology Today, Larry Culliford discusses the link between art and spirituality
: '... art forms a priceless living bridge between the everyday psychology of our minds and the universal spirit of humanity.'
This train of thought is shared across the globe, as demonstrated by many spiritual art galleries located around the world including:
Museum of Spiritual Art, Ohio, US
The Museum of Spiritual Art in Ohio is filled with interesting and unique pieces celebrating spirituality, such as the 12 piece collection titled The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The museum's collection also includes the works of local artists and international artists, with artifacts that represent different religions around the world. In the same building, there is also the Oneness Harmony Center, where meditation classes take place and the MOSA Academy of Art, delivering art classes.
The American Contemporary Art Gallery has a number of artists that are renowned for exploring spirituality - Pablo Amaringo, Leon Berkowitz and Richard Mayhe are all highlighted on the gallery's website for producing spiritually influenced art pieces.
They describe Mayhe's spiritual based work here
: 'Its from the spirituality of his soul, then, that Mayhew creates his landscape paintings."
Kryon UK & Ireland
Kryon has a dedicated Spiritual Artists section which includes Aimee Birnbaum's Baltic Dreams collection, which 'embraced the realms of the seen and unseen' according to the artist's bio on their website.
Kryon also shares astrology forecasts on their website to help to inspire artists to explore spirituality in their work. If you are looking for some spiritual inspiration then you can visit TheCircle for astrology and tarot card readings
to help you to explore spirituality in your art.
Spiritual artist Ona Martin sells a number of stunning watercolour spiritual paintings including the Gift of Gabriel set of four pieces (Sacred Union, Flowering, Joy of Music and Dance of the Dolphins). She also offers custom art work from miniatures to full sheet paintings.
Residing in the north of England, Naomi Walker is described on spiritualengland.org.uk as 'a spiritual adventurer since early childhood
'. Her art includes astral angels and her pieces are used for meditation and healing work, as well as astral journeying.
Georgiana Houghton was a British artist and also a spiritualist medium in the Victorian era, who created a number of spirit drawings, some of which have recently been displayed in Courtauld Gallery in London. Her spiritually inspired pieces include Glory be to God, The Eye of God and The Eye of the Lord.
There is a long history of spiritual art but galleries such as the ones listed above have shone more light on these fantastic works in recent years, as spirituality has been explored more commonly across society.