The fantastical world of Enchanted Art

In 1999, Jessica Galbreth first published Enchanted Art, a collection of fantasy art. Enchanted Art by Jessica Galbreth primarily featured fairies, goddesses, gypsy fortune tellers, and other feminine-form fantasy creatures along with a handful of animal-type mythical creatures like dragons and unicorns. This original collection became well-known among fans of fantasy art, and it remained popular even as Galbreth expanded her work through other collections. As Enchanted Art grew and expanded, it included more focused collections such as Faery Blessings and Dragon Crossing as well as handmade gift items like bath salts and cross-stitching patterns. Galbreth's Enchanted Art empire even included art contests, featured artists, and other resources for aspiring creators.

In each aspect of Enchanted Art, Galbreth did her best to add a personal touch. Her website's homepage began with a greeting from Galbreth herself, which set a positive intention for her website and noted her personal investment in her work, and the greeting also took the time to personally thank fans for their support and patronage. Galbreth also made many public appearances with Enchanted Art, and she devoted an entire section of her website to ensuring that her fans could keep up to date with her appearances. At her public events, Galbreth interacted with fans through activities like signings and costume contests, and she even organized event discounts for fans when possible. Finally, Galbreth personally took time to publish advice, manuals, and tutorials for her fans that aspired to become fantasy artists.

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Best-Known Works

Though Enchanted Art is filled with delightful pieces for fans of art, fantasy, and everything in between, certain collections and works stand out among the others. These stunning and captivating works of art were often Galbreth's best and most popular pieces for good reason.



Zodiac Fairies

Enchanted Art's collection of Zodiac fairies was one of the first collections to gain popular among fans of fantasy art. Each fairy represented a cardinal sign, making these prints a popular gift item for astrology fans. Of the Zodiac fairies, Galbreth's renditions of Gemini and Cancer were the most popular. Gemini perfectly captures the twins' split personalities while wistful Cancer features a stunning palette of silvers and smoky purples.



Aphrodite

Galbreth portrays the classic Greek goddess of love and sexual in a darker light than most renditions. Instead of a swirling field of pinks and purples or a bright and luscious garden, Aphrodite stands in a dark Grecian courtyard filled with vines as a crescent moon glows in the background. In the painting, the naked goddess stares at the viewer seductively as deep purple flowers adorn her head and cover up her barely exposed breast. This rendition depicts Aphrodite as darker, seductive and enchanting.



Coventina

One of Galbreth's earlier works, this dark-yet-inviting fairy sits in a forest and dips her hands into a pool of water. Coventina and her forest are painted in dark earth tones and shades of black and grey, creating an illusion of nighttime. However, white stars and flowers sparkle throughout the painting, and Coventina's butterly-like fairy wings give her an inviting ambiance.



Night Queen

Galbreth's Night Queen features a pale, dark-haired queen wrapped in black cloth with a raven on her shoulder, holding a mysterious key. In the background, a full moon shines behind her. With the exception of the queen's more neutral skin, the painting is rendered in exclusively black, silvery, and purplish colors. This gorgeous portrait wonderfully represents the darker figures that Galbreth painted during the latter half of her fantasy career.



Oshun

Galbreth's depiction of the Yoruba river goddess Oshun is best known for the goddess's stunning gaze and its impressive use of warm neutral and jewel tone colors to create an ambiance that is both regal and inviting. The painting includes traditional symbols of Oshun such as water, flowers, and seashells, and the goddess even adorns the gold bangles worn by her worshippers. Each print also included a parchment scroll with an informative article about Oshun written in decorative script.



Honoring Other Artists

In order to pay her success forward, Jessica honored other artists by holding an annual art contest and featuring the winners on her website for one year. The contest featured themes like "gothic romance" and "moonlit magick", and contestants could submit one original drawing, painting, sculpture, or digital work per year. Although the contest ended in 2009 as she backed away from Enchanted Art, Jessica honored many fellow fantasy artists, such as Rebecca Sinz of Elven Star Art.



Where to Buy

Although Galbreth sold off the majority of her Enchanted Art pieces after closing down her website, you can still find many Enchanted Art prints, books, and collector's items throughout the internet. Amazon features hundreds of items for sale, including the remainders of Galbreth's retired webstore. The main benefit of Amazon is their intense seller verification policies, which practically guarantee that you will receive an original item in the condition that it was listed. However, because Amazon often features remaining items from Enchanted Art's heyday, you may not be able to find rare or popular items here.

Another excellent source for purchasing Enchanted Art is eBay. Because eBay is more permissive of individual sellers, you're more likely to find rarer items here. However, this permissiveness can be a double-edged sword because you're also more likely to encounter scammers. Though eBay does its best to prevent these people from leaking through, if you find an item that seems almost too good to be true, do your due diligence and make sure it's coming from a legitimate source.

Finally, you can also purchase a handful of Enchanted Art items from other websites dedicated to fairy and fantasy art. These websites are often run by fellow fans, so while the items are likely legitimate, the sellers may not be as responsive or fast as the ones through eBay or Amazon. Additionally, plan to pay a bit more for slower shipping. However, despite these drawbacks, there are some great finds on these websites, so be sure to check them out if you're looking for a very particular item!



About the Artist, Jessica Galbreth

The artist behind Enchanted Art, Jessica Galbreth, was born in Ohio in April 1974. She learned that she had a talent for art at a young age, and after winning a high school painting contest, she decided to pursue fine art at the University of Toledo. Once she graduated, she set out to begin her professional career. She was always fascinated with the supernatural and fantasy art, so she naturally pursued it. Then, in 1999, she first published Enchanted Art, and she quickly gained a large following. Galleries and collectors still own many of her original works, and she has gold countless gift items and prints.

However, in 2010, Jessica retired her Enchanted Art-collection because she felt it no longer represented her as a person. She and her husband, Josh, had become devout Christians, and she felt as though her art had contributed to her daughter developing strange fears. She has since pursued another project, titled The Vintage Angel, where she makes angel and inspirational art as well as handmade vintage and Victorian inspired jewelry.



A Note About this Website

This website is no longer the official website of Enchanted Art, and we are not affiliated with Enchanted Art or its creator, Jessica Galbreth, in any way. We are simply fans who decided to create a website to tell others about this retired body of work.

The creators of this webpage are devoted fans of fantasy art who greatly enjoyed Enchanted Art. Though this collection had a large following among the fantasy art community during its peak, it has since become more underground after Galbreth retired the project in 2010. We therefore wanted to give newcomers to the fantasy art community more information about this awesome project, so we created this informative website.