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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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Reflecting Pond
Oil Painting

$ 2,800
River Deliver
Oil Painting

$ 7,600
Luminary Soul
Oil Painting

$ 3,800
Elixir d'Light
Oil Painting

$ 5,800
Stir My Heart
Oil Painting

$ 5,800
Emblaze Me
Oil Painting

$ 2,800
Sprouting
Oil Painting

$ 2,800
Dancing Heart
Oil Painting

$ 3,800
Morning Prayer
Oil Painting

$ 3,800
Cherished Day
Oil Painting

$ 5,800
Splendid Garden
Oil Painting

$ 1,800
Portals II
Oil Painting

$ 850
Sing Me a Song
Oil Painting

$ 2,400
Let Twilight Be
Oil Painting

$ 2,400
Birthing Dreams
Oil Painting

$ 6,800
Cherished
Oil Painting

$ 3,800
Ever Glistening
Oil Painting

$ 3,800
Soul Sisters
Oil Painting

$ 900
Marsh: Sunset
Oil Painting

$ 1,800
Marsh: Daybreak
Oil Painting

$ 1,800
Marsh: Moonrise
Oil Painting

$ 1,800
Marsh: Sunrise
Oil Painting

$ 1,800
Blooming Heart
Oil Painting

$ 5,800
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