The World of Fantastic Imagination



All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly the soul, John Ruskin says in  "The Stones of Venice." 

It is the inspiration of the artist's knowledge and emotion that breathes life into ink, paper and other media.  Without it, art  ceases to be anything more than pure decoration.  Aesthetic, emotional or spiritual value derived  from art results from self-discovery.  For Rick Simpson, this process is purely intuitive, not planned in advance. His imagery comes from visions and dreams.  He draws from his subconscious to express himself in dreamlike images emerging from a stream of unconsciousness..

Fantastic Realism, as an Art Movement, involves imagery that combines the painterly techniques of the Old Masters'  realism with religious and esoteric symbolism and metaphors. 


Rick Simpson is a member of  The Saatchi  Art Gallery, The Society for Art of Imagination and Artoteque (all in London), The Museum of Computer Art in New York City, The Malaspina Printmaking Society in Vancouver BC. He also displays his artworks in galleries in Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco.  

His work has received several prestigious awards, including Second Prize at the 2008 Society for Art of Imagination's Annual International Exhibition (London - three of his works were juried into the 2009 exhibition) and First Prize, Museum of Computer Art (NYC).

Rick Simpson received his MFA in Fine Art Printmaking at the University of Oregon, where  he taught lithography for three  years.  He later discovered digital fine art and has since become a master of the digital art medium.










Also visit these sites to see Rick's artwork:

The Saatchi Art Gallery (London)

The Society for Art of Imagination (London)

The Museum of Computer Art

(New York City)

Artists.de (The Leading German On-Line Gallery)

Artoteque (London)



(Click on Images Below)









Soul Series



Latin Series


Digital Alchemy 1


Digital Alchemy 2







     Imagine This     


Trees of Life





Fruit Stand



I create personalized portraits for anyone interested in a truly unique and personal visual experience of themselves or a friend!   See yourself as your alter ego, an historical personality, or something even more interesting.  The possibilities are virtually endless - limited only by our combined imaginations! See "Portraits Gallery" (Above)  




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