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Dorothy Fagan

Dorothy Fagan in her studio

Dorothy Fagan is known for her color, energetic style, experimentation and creativity. Working in oil, as well as pastel, mixed media and fiber arts, she creates paintings, fabrics, home décor and wearables.

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She lives in Cobbs Creek, Virginia and Poggio Alla Croce, Italy. Dorothy’s paintings have won numerous awards and are collected internationally, and she is represented by the prestigious Chasen Galleries of Richmond, Virginia.

With a focus on abstract landscape and gardens, she paints from the heart, utilizing her own unique Color Fusion process developed through 30 years of experimentation.

As artist curator of the Heart of the River Collection, she a community-wide interactive arts project. She conducts creativity retreats in painting, watercolor journaling, and Italian cooking in Tuscany for people engaged in a wide range of creative pursuits. She is currently working on a series, My Own Backyard, paintings and stories from Virginia to Tuscany and beyond on her blog at thepaintinglesson.com.

Fagan holds a B.F.A in Printmaking and Painting from East Carolina University. She completed a 10-year Mentorship in American Masters Painting with Robert Bowers Mayo in 1988. Her paintings are in the public collections of the City University of New York, Musee de La Grande Vigne, Longwood Art Museum, U Mass Memorial and numerous others. 

Publications

Discovering Joy’s Garden, Dorothy Fagan, 2015

CreativSOUP, Adult Creativity & Coloring, Dorothy Fagan, 2016

100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic, Gary Pendleton, Schiffer Publishing 2014

Joan Cawley Publishing, Fine Art Prints, 2001 - 2011

 

AttiendreInternational Exhibitions

Musee de La Grande Vigne,  Les invites d’Yvonne Jean-Haffen Exposition du 4 Octobre a 3 Novembre 2013, Hotel de Ville de Dinan, Dinan, France

Public Collections

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS Musee de La Grande Vigne, Dinan, France, City University of New York, Longwood University Art Museum, Emory University.

HEALTHCARE COLLECTIONS  U. Mass Memorial Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Camp Lejeune Mental Health Facility, Riverside Cancer Center, Southampton Memorial Hospital.

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS General Electric, First National Exchange Bank, International Paper, Monarch Bank, Towne Bank, AAA, Raycom Media, Coldwell Banker.

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS in the United States, England, Italy, Singapore, Jordan, Canada.

 

National Juried Exhibitions

Pastel Society of America, National Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York
Pastel Society of Canada, International Juried Exhibition, Cambrian Rose Gallery, Ottawa
American Artists Professional League, National Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York
G.V.W. Smith Art Museum, National Juried Exhibition, Springfield, MA
Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Prints & Drawings ’81 National Juried Exhibition, Richmond, VA
Virginia Contemporary Museum of Art, Virginia Beach, VA
The Copley Society, Pastel Society of America Members’ Exhibition, Boston, MA
Kansas Pastel Society, National Juried Exhibition
Hermitage Museum, Pastel Society of America Members’ Exhibition, Norfolk, VA
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Pastel Society of America Members’ Exhibition, Newark, NJ

Rising Up by Dorothy Fagan

 

Residencies, Awards & Education

Artist Residency Florence, Sept – Nov 2015Independent Painting Writing

Artist Residency Musee de La Grande Vigne, July – Sept 2013, Dinan, Provence, Paris.

Medal of Honor G.V.W. Smith Art MuseumAcademic Artists’ Association

Best in Show  Virginia Contemporary Museum of Art

American Masters Painting Mentorship with Robert B. Mayo, Valentine Museum and Gallery Mayo, 1979 – 1989, Richmond, VA. Mayo guided Fagan in developing her unique approach to painting by imparting his understanding of the artist psyche through the works of George Inness, Martin J. Heade, Elliot Clark, and Walter Metcalf.

B. F. A. East Carolina University, 1974, Printmaking and Painting

 

Personal

Born 1953 Morristown, New Jersey

Married to James Waggener

She has 3 sons and 6 grandchildren.

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