As the dictionary states, fantasy is:
1.Imagination, esp. when extravagant and unrestrained.
2.The forming of mental images, esp. wondrous or strange
fancies; imaginative conceptualizing.
3.A mental image, esp. when unreal or fantastic; vision: a nightmare fantasy.
4.Psychology. an imagined or conjured up sequence fulfilling a psychological need; daydream.
5. A hallucination.
6. A supposition based on no solid foundation; visionary idea; illusion: dreams of Utopias and similar fantasies.
7. Caprice; whim.
8. An ingenious or fanciful thought, design, or invention
Fantasy art is a genre of art that depicts magical or other supernatural themes, ideas, creatures or settings.
While there is some overlap with science fiction, horror and other speculative fiction art, there are unique elements not generally found in other forms of speculative fiction art.
Depictions of ancient myths and legends, as well as depictions of modern day fantasy in the form of divine interventions and other magical or supernatural forces, are very common elements, and help distinguish fantasy art from other forms. Dragons, wizards, fairies and other fantastical and mythical creatures are common features in fantasy art.
Fantasy art is strongly linked to fantasy fiction. Indeed fantasy art pieces are often intended to represent specific characters or scenes from works of fantasy literature. Such works created by amateur artists may be called fanart.
Despite the technical skill of many of its practitioners, and despite (or arguably because of) its popularity, Fantasy art is not considered part of the canon, or fine art, in the sense that it is not hung in galleries, subsidised by governments, studied in art schools which is a horrible shame.
But enough of the depressing stuff....Welcome to my enchanted world, a world filled with elegant faeries, haunting goddesses and gothic fantasies.
Whether you've just stumbled upon this place, or you visit this group often, it is my hope that you will find what you are looking for here. This is a place where dreams come true...where enchantment abounds, and you can lose yourself in the myth and magick of days long ago. The art galleries are filled to the brim with faery art, goddess art, fantasy art, mermaid art and gothic art.
Enjoy and blessings upon you all