Dorothy Fagan

Knee Deep

Cascading Dreams

wrap yourself in colors of the light

"Dorothy Fagan interprets art as a way of 'wrapping ourselves in colors the light.' This light of which the artist speaks is visible in all her creations; a light that presents a mystical glow perceptible by the most sensitive souls." 

~Italian curator Georgia Massari

Birthing Dreams, Goddess Series

Are you among the most sensitive souls who perceive the light of which Italian curator Georgia Massari speaks?

Dorothy wished to hold the light, that the joy and colors would seep into her palette, art, and most of all her life.

Explorating Provence, Brittany, Paris, Santander, Salamanca, Costa del Sol, Tangier, Tuscany, Venice, Rome, and the Amalfi Coast, Dorothy came home to her dream. Knee Deep in her Virginia studio by the pond, Dorothy Fagan paints joy!


discover  VITALITY colors

"Chakra aligned colors translate healing Light into pigment. Fagan weaves French, Italian, Spanish, and American landscape light and lifestyle influences with emotional healing color.."

Fiber Art

the river runs through her 
I imagine the canvas to be a mirror,  reflecting us in harmony with earth. 


splash your colors on the sky
As I paint I imagine holding my father's hand with my paintbrush.

Works on paper

will'o wisp on golden pond
In all my travels the source of inspiration lies right here within us.


Richly textured oil paintings created with palette knife are carved with Dorothy's signature calligraphic drawings to engage the mind's eye in mixing colors with mind body spirit.

Fiber Art

Fluid colors seep into the warp and weft of fibers, while dancing lines skim the surface sparkling with light.

Works on paper

Opening a window on the artist process, paintings, drawings and collage energize a heart connection with dream symbols.

joyful art installations


artjoy for home & heart

From inception to installation, Dorothy and curator Clea Massiani guide homeowners in selecting paintings that inspire and uplift them everyday.  Get help selecting artwork for your greatroom, master suite, or foyer.  Reach out for color ideas.

statement art for boutique hotels

Embracing people with vitality, color and joy begins with statement oil paintings and undulating fiber art works in the Knee Deep collection. View available artworks, and discuss site-specific projects with Dorothy and her team.

vitality art for hospitals

Dorothy believes art grounds and helps us heal by connecting us with the light of the landscape when we are most vulnerable.  

In collaboration with healing art specialists, Dorothy's fiber art and paintings are installed at Boston Children's Hospital, Camp LeJeune Mental Health Center, The Landing retirement community, and medical offices across the United States.

View available artwork and discuss site-specific projects with Dorothy and her  team.

Dorothy Fagan


"Color runs through us like a river. Waves of Light connect our mountains, rocky shores, and oceans to the aquafir of source. This undulating flow within us delivers vitality, peace, and joy."

"Dorothy, we are installed and so blessed!!! We can NEVER express our deepest feelings for you and your talent and your willingness to paint for us a dream come true! It belongs! Hope you can come to the beach and see it yourself."

Julie K.

"The paintings look fabulous! I was nervous and excited at the same time, but am completely thrilled with each one of them! "

Kathy M.

Meet our amazing team.

Dorothy Fagan / Artist

Dorothy Fagan is a colorist and visionary artist working with paint, fiber, and installation art. Based in Virginia, her works are in permanent collections in the United States and Europe., including City University of New York, Boston Children's Hospital, Musee de La Grande Vigne, Longwood Art Museum, and numerous others. She holds a B.F.A. in Printmaking and Painting from East Carolina University, and completed a ten-year American Masters Painting Mentorship with Robert Bowers Mayo, Valentine Museum and Gallery Mayo. She has traveled to France and Italy on artist residencies to deepen the direction of her artistry; fusing drawing, painting, and fiber media with haiku poetry and healing arts. 

Clea Massiani / Curator

Cléa Massiani is a French curator and art professional formally based in San Francisco, CA, currently living and working in Washington DC. She is the founder and co-director of Bass and Reiner Gallery, located at the Minnesota Street Project complex in San Francisco, a curatorial space dedicated to fostering dynamic dialogues in the Bay Area art scene and emerging artists. Massiani has curated and co-curated several exhibitions in museums and galleries and held professional art positions both in Europe and the United States. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in History and Art History from The Sorbonne University in Paris, France, and an M.A. in Exhibition and Museum Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA. She now is a Ph.D student at the University of Maryland.

Jarman Fagalde / Designer

Jarman Fagaldé was born an artist and has been creating multimedia artwork for as long as she can remember. Her creativity is fueled by her career in graphic design and fashion combined with an interest in collecting unusual found objects and natural oddities. Her works display a delicacy of touch, simplicity of application, and a wonderful understanding of color. In addition to digital media, she has extensive experience in marketing and arts management, as well as the relationship between art and psychotherapeutic healing. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Social Work as well as her certification in Play Therapy with the intention of serving families and children experiencing trauma.

Jason Williams / Framing & Photography

Jason Johnson is an experienced artist, designer, photographer, picture framer, and exhibit installer. He is known for his spectrum of experience in hand applied and digital techniques, his ability to think outside the box to create solutions for clients, a keen eye for detail, and impeccable execution. As the proprietor of Gravitas Gallery in Richmond, VA he serves artists and interior designers in preserving and showcasing works in both residential and commercial settings.

Claude LeGall / Art Handling

Claude LeGall is an  expert art handler, designer, and framer based in Richmond VA. LeGall is the owner of Art Hanging and Design serving for galleries, residential and commercial clients, artists and designers for 25 years. Claude's excellence is preceded by his attention to detail and his ability to work within the architectural structures.


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