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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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Fields of Joy
Oil Painting

$ 5,600
Singing Heart
Oil Painting

$ 3,600
Anticipation
Oil Painting

$ 4,500
Taking Flight
Oil Painting

$ 5,600
Garden of Joy
Oil Painting

$ 4,500
The Crossing
Oil Painting

$ 30,000
Morning Song
Oil Painting

$ 5,800
On a Whim I Fly
Oil Painting

$ 2,800
Fleeting
Oil Painting

$ 4,800
Sweet Nectar
Oil Painting

$ 2,800
Heart Dance
Oil Painting

$ 2,800
Undulating
Oil Painting

$ 7,500
Fertile Dreams
Oil Painting

$ 4,500
Hideaway
Oil Painting

$ 3,600
Rising
Oil Painting

$ 5,800
Thin Space III
Oil Painting

$ 4,500
Shimmering
Oil Painting

$ 5,800
Pearl Essence
Oil Painting

$ 6,500
Foxglove Prayer
Oil Painting

$ 10,100
Awakening II
Oil Painting

$ 9,050
Blooming Heart
Oil Painting

$ 6,500
Coming Home II
Oil Painting

$ 2,500
Dream'd a Wish
Oil Painting

$ 5,600
Embrace Joy
Oil Painting

$ 1,800
Breakers II
Oil Painting

$ 5,600
Rising Heart
Oil Painting

$ 5,200
Walk with Me
Oil Painting

$ 2,400
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