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joy's garden

DISCOVER a creative heart
expressionist colorist 
artist dorothy fagan

healing art for america

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peaceful heart


In a painting called Dream'd a Wish, Dorothy Fagan prays for peace with each stroke of her paintbrush. Transforming emotions into vibrant colorful garden landscapes, she creates Joy's Garden, her gift of healing art for America.

Dorothy first began praying with color in private gardens as her mother battled brain cancer three decades ago. Imagining her canvas as a mirror, she balances emotional colors ~ warm and cool, light and dark, creating harmony in her own body of reflections ~ transforming trauma and loss into healing art for a world in need.

"I draw imagery from memories, dreams, and snippets of day to day life ~ translating sparks of the Creator's Light into thick strokes of paint. Quietly I begin receiving delicate veils of color, washing translucent glazes, etching and carving lines and textures with a palette knife . . . until I feel a visceral kind of peace."

Watercolor Postcard Turns
into Joy's Garden Mural Paintings

WATCH THE VIDEO  & see how I leap frog ideas to nourish inspirations. Feeding inspiration works like tending a garden. See how one watercolor postcard turns into a triptych mural, silk scarves, and books to nurture your creativity.

"I love your work and feel such an affinity for your life and message. There are so many of your paintings I didn't purchase that I wish, now, I had! 

"I am getting these and am so pleased. Thank you, so much!"

~ Jeannelle, Boise, ID

Garden of Seven Graces

Returning from France eight years ago, I nourished  my watercolor postcard dreams with bigger canvas. Discovering my new palette aligns with the chakras, I now feel colors more deeply in my body. This released the Garden of Seven Graces; blush, sparkle, joy, compassion, iridescence, splendor, and  harmony onto canvas.

"Your work is exceptional. It is priceless, precious and heartfelt. What you create is a gift to this world. 

"What I see in your work speaks unapologetically for itself. When you create something good and worthy it stands in its own. You do that."

~ Lisa S., TN

The Watershed

A Family Legacy in Full Bloom

Experience the watershed as you step into the paintings and poetry that brought Dorothy's artistry into full bloom.

"​We are very excited about the decision to do a commissioned painting!  We love the luminous quality of the sky & fields, the bold rooftop colors of oranges, corals & reds, and the deep purples & teal. It is truly the star of our great room space!"

~ MJ & Bob, Richmond, VA

designer showroom

It starts with ideas.

Dorothy Fagan helps people energize, soothe, and inspire creativity with a cradle of color in their home and office. 

Visit her designer showroom and get started on ideas and inspiration for yours. 

How amazing would it feel to be surrounded by your favorite colors? To move about your home fully supported ~ energized and soothed ~ just when you need it most?

Use a triptych to surround yourself with colors that reflect your heart and soul. 

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Learn how to create a color cradle in your home to soothe and energize you in every room!   

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Create Something Awesome

It starts with You.

How would you feel to wrap yourself with your favorite colors? You Can!!!

Dorothy designs fabrics from her paintings! And you can get them as duvet covers, curtains, sheets and pillows, and tabletop decor. 

How would it feel to wear one of Dorothy's paintings? How beautiful would you feel in a Four Wishes cashmere silk scarf, wool ruana, a sheer cocoon wrap?.




    Dorothy Fagan


    Dorothy Fagan knew she would be an artist in the second grade, when the nuns encouraged her to copy a picture of the Virgin Mary on the chalkboard. As a young mother, she won recognition for her large pastels at Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of Canada, Copley Society, and the National Arts Club in New York.

    But when an assailant's knife threatened her life, Dorothy lost her ability to paint her delicate abstract pastel landscapes. Inexpressible emotions screamed in silence, catapulting her on an incredible healing art journey. Releasing emotions into strokes of pure pigment, she discovered the flow of colors within could help her find the peace she so dearly yearned for. 

    On an artist residency in France, Dorothy found new direction for her artistry. Juxtaposing ancient man-made structures with her landscapes, she began exploring the relationship between human and divine in her paintings. Realigning her palette with the chakras, she discovered an internal switch that would light creativity. Her ColorME Energized palette fuels her life with a fusion of heart, soul, and passion.

    Studying painting and music as a child, Dorothy completed her B.F.A. in Printmaking and Painting at East Carolina University in 1974.  In a ten-year American Masters Painting Mentorship from 1979 - 89, Robert Bowers Mayo guided Dorothy to look inside herself for inspiration.

    Fagan's art stands apart in international exhibitions including  DressME Milan Fashion Week HerStory 2020-2021, and Art Ideal,  and in collections including; Musee de La Grande Vigne, Dinan, France; U Mass. Memorial Research Center, City University of New York, and Longwood University Art Museum, and numerous corporate and private collections.

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