Calling all intuitive artists and spirit-inspired creatives...

The College of Psychic Studies Inspiration from Isolation Art Competition Call Out

Has lockdown unleashed your creative spirit? Have you had vivid dreams or colourful visions that you feel compelled to express on paper or canvas? Has drawing or painting been your refuge during the past few months? Have you experienced unusual artistic energies that have given you greater powers of creation?

From the humble doodle to a feast of colour on canvas, we’re looking for works that express how you’ve been inspired during self-isolation.

Our greatest spirit-inspired artists have often found inspiration in challenging times. Many of these artists have nurtured a creative spirit after facing loss, anxiety and uncertainty. They found that their creativity helped them through the darkest moments and offered a path to new beginnings. Many of their works are represented in the College’s archive and we would like to invite the competition winner to join this esteemed group by including their submission in our incredible art collection.

We know that many of you are experiencing this same inspiration right now, and it would be an honour if you would share your art with us. There is a great universal creative spirit out there and we can’t wait to see it!

Closing date for submissions: Midnight, 31st July 2020.


  • Gill Matini, College Principal
  • Gordon Smith, International Medium, Author and Artist inspired during lockdown
  • June-Elleni Laine, Spirit Artist and College Tutor
  • Vivienne Roberts, College Curator and Archivist


  • £250 College Voucher
  • guided tour of the College’s spirit inspired art collection with the College’s Curator, Vivienne Roberts (virtually or in person after lockdown).
  • A rare original copy of A Goodly Company published in 1958 by Ethel Le Rossignol (1873-1970) illustrating her series of spirit drawings from 1920-33, many of which can be seen hanging on the College walls. Ethel was inspired to draw after World War One when she worked as a nurse.
  • A copy of the recent book Madge Gill by Myrninerest published by Rough Trade Books about the life of the artist and Spiritualist, Madge Gill (1882-1961), who felt inspired to create art after losing her child in the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918.


Email your submission as a jpg or pdf (maximum three images for each entry) to with the following information:

  • Contact name and email address
  • Image/s with title, media, dimensions and a few sentences about the artwork/s
  • Whether you are happy for us to share the image on our social media (along with your social media handles if you are happy for us to credit you)

The College of Psychic Studies Inspiration from Isolation Art Competition closes at midnight on 31st July 2020. Winner will be announced on 14th August.

Examples of entrants’ artworks will be shared on social media unless the artist states otherwise and would prefer to remain anonymous.

Good luck – we’re looking forward to seeing your creations!

The College of Psychic Studies – 16 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London, SW7 2EB