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Dorothy Fagan

"Through art we have the power to heal, to feel connected to each other and the Creator, and share joy. "

Dorothy Fagan uses color to spread joy to the world. Her "Blue Sky" series pairs uplifting blue, aqua, and lavender with earth colors to create clarity and stability in a changing world. Inspired by a family wildflower farm in Virginia, she weaves love and joy of children and grandchildren into her landscapes.

Fagan’s colorful garden landscapes weave energizing jewel tones with soothing pastels and grounding earth colors. Working with T-rex sized palette knives, she butters, draws and carves layers of translucent and impasto oil paint in a warp and weft of swirls, lines, and patterns.

A printmaker by training, Fagan holds a B.F.A. from East Carolina University in Printmaking and Painting, where she studied etching, lighography, woodcut, and oil painting. She completed a ten-year mentorship in American Master Painting with Robert Bowers Mayo in 1994. Her paintings are collected by Musee de La Grande Vigne, France, City University of New York, U Mass Memorial, Boston Children's Hospital, Longwood University Art Museum, and offices and homes across the United States and abroad.

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Easy Sunday
Oil Painting

$ 3,600
Paradise Found
Oil Painting

$ 5,800
Ancient Goddess
Oil Painting

$ 1,200
Soul Sisters
Oil Painting

$ 1,200
Magic Garden
Oil Painting

$ 3,200
Marsh: Sunset
Oil Painting

$ 1,800
Marsh: Daybreak
Oil Painting

$ 1,800
Marsh: Moonrise
Oil Painting

$ 1,800
Marsh: Sunrise
Oil Painting

$ 1,800
Fields of Joy
Oil Painting

$ 5,600
Anticipation
Oil Painting

$ 3,600
Fleeting
Oil Painting

$ 4,800
On a Whim I Fly
Oil Painting

$ 2,800
Morning Song
Oil Painting

$ 5,800
The Crossing
Oil Painting

$ 30,000
Heart Dance
Oil Painting

$ 2,800
Undulating
Oil Painting

$ 7,500
Thin Space III
Oil Painting

$ 3,800
Awakening II
Oil Painting

$ 8,450
Foxglove Prayer
Oil Painting

$ 9,950
Blooming Heart
Oil Painting

$ 5,800
Dream'd a Wish
Oil Painting

$ 5,600
Breakers II
Oil Painting

$ 5,600
Rising Heart
Oil Painting

$ 5,200
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Pastel Society of America Nat'l Juried Exh., National Arts Club, New York City, 1980
Pastel Society of Canada Int. Juried Exh., Cambrian Rose Gallery, Ottowa, Canada, 1981
Medal of Honor/Pastel, Academic Artists Assn., GVW Smith Art Museum, Springfield, MA, 1982
Best in Show, Virginia Museum Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, 1979
Prints & Drawings '81, Virginia Museum Fine Art, Richmond, VA, 1981
Collections
Musee de La Grande Vigne, Permanent Collection, Dinan, France, 2013
Boston Children's Hospital, Permanent Collection, Boston, MA, 2011
Longwood Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Farmville, Virginia, 1995
U Mass Memorial Hospital, Permanent Collection, Boston, MA, 2011
City University of New York, Permanent Collection, New York, NY, 1979