new floating lilies paintings!  |   Save 15% on select art.   > shop now

Your shopping cart is empty.

Your shopping cart is empty.

Dorothy Fagan

Dorothy Fagan artist author creativity advocateAt seven, Dorothy Fagan knew she would be an artist. When the nuns handed her a box of colored chalks, she painted a picture of the Virgin Mary on the blackboard. As a young mother, she sent her delicate, pastel landscapes off to international exhibitions at Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of Canada, Copley Society, and the National Arts Club, while she did the twins' diapers.

After an attacker threatened her life, she lost her ability to paint the abstract landscapes that won her international recognition. In search of a new reality, she began painting en plein air. Her incredible journey home took her to France, where she discovered the healing spectral colors, unleashing her energetic calligraphy, paralyzed in the assault.

In her upcoming book, Oyster & the Pearls, Dorothy shares the stories that led her to discover the purpose of her artistry ~ in a collection of stunning new, pearlescent coastal landscapes, inspired by her Virginia home of the past two decadesOut in November 2019, get on the waitlist for the special collector edition.

Standing on the shoulders of her mentors Monet and Matisse, Dorothy's colorful paintings stand apart in international collections including; Musee de La Grande Vigne, Dinan, France, Boston Children's Hospital, City University of New York, and Longwood University Art Museum.

Studying oil painting and watercolors as a child, Dorothy completed her B.F.A. in Printmaking and Painting at East Carolina University in 1974. Following, in a ten-year Master Painting Mentorship, Robert Bowers Mayo guided Dorothy to look inside herself in painting landscapes from her heart, helping her to heal through art.


Upcoming Exhibitions see full list

Peninsula Fine Art Center Newport News, VA
By Land(scape), or by Water(color)  April-May 2019

Musee de La Grande Vigne  Abbaye de Lehon, France
Selected Works from the Permanent Collection  September 2019

________________________________________

Born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953, Dorothy Fagan is the eldest daughter of a music teacher and a mechanical engineer. At age 8, through the encouragement of her mother Pauline, Dorothy discovered both her love of music and painting. Playing the organ at church, and taking sculpture and painting lessons with her mother, the foundation for her artistry had already begun.

At 14, Dorothy received her first award for painting and went on to win first place in a five-county student competition in Morristown, New Jersey. Graduating from East Carolina University with a B.F.A. in Printmaking and Painting, she married and moved to rural southeastern Virginia in 1974. Raising three sons, she painted at nap time and sent her paintings to New York City to compete in international juried exhibitions. At age 25, she achieved acceptance into the Pastel Society of America. 

Dorothy plein air painting in Brittany, France, Musee de La Grande Vigne

Her paintings were exhibited at the prestigious National Arts Club in New York City, and purchased by the City University of New York. Her oil paintings followed with the American Artists Professional League at the famous Salmagundi Club in New York. At home, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the Hermitage Museum, the Virginia Contemporary Museum of Art, and the Longwood Art Museum exhibited her pastel paintings.

Her father, Jack Fagan, encouraged Dorothy in conversations about the nature of creativity. A WWII vet injured at the Battle of the Bulge, his life was an inspiration to Dorothy. Her paintings made during his passing in 2013, tell the final chapter of their special connection in her upcoming book, Walk with Dad.

Dorothy Fagan's art is included in permanent collections on five continents, including the Musee de La Grande Vigne, Dinan, France, Longwood University Art Museum, U Mass Memorial Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Camp LeJeune Mental Health Hospital, Emory University, City University of New York, International Paper, and numerous corporate and private collections.

 

Dorothy Fagan is represented by

Chasen GalleriesRichmond, VA.

Prince George Art & Frame, Williamsburg, VA

Solo Shows

Gallery Mayo, Richmond, VA 1979
Dorsey Gallery, Roanoke, VA 1980
Virginia Contemporary Museum of Fine Art, 1979
Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA, 1981, 2006
Michelson's, Washington, DC, 1985
JSL Fine Art, 2015

Chesapeake Framing & Art Gallery
, Kensington, MD, 2013
Stewart Gallery, Gloucester, VA 2017
Prince George Art & Frame, Williamsburg, VA 2018

 

 

International & National Juried Exhibitions

Musee de La Grande Vigne,  Les invites d’Yvonne Jean-Haffen Exposition, Dinan, France

 

 

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

 

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, 
Wellness Center at The Landing

Riverside Cancer Center
Southampton Memorial Hospital
The Village at Woods Edge
Walter Reed Riverside Hospital

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS 
Main Street Preservation Trust, Gloucester, VA
Princess Anne Country Club
Mathews Land Conservancy
Assured Construction  
Williamsburg Land Conservancy
General Electric,
First National Exchange Bank,
International Paper,
Monarch Bank,
Towne Bank,
AAA,
Raycom Media,
Coldwell Banker
Bronco Federal Credit Union
Union Camp Forestry Division
City of Franklin
City of Virginia Beach
Roanoke Athletic Club
Wintergreen Resorts
Union Camp Medical
Franklin Main Street Association

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

 

 

 

Residencies, Awards & Education

Artist Residency Florence, Sept – Nov 2017Independent Painting Writing

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 Bowers 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
At East Carolina University, she studied under printmaker Donald Sexauer and painter Ed Reep 1971 - 1974. 

Publications

Joy’s Garden, Embrace the Mountain Dorothy Fagan, 2018

CreativSOUP, Adult Creativity & Coloring, Dorothy Fagan, 2016

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

Joan Cawley Publishing, Fine Art Prints, 2001 - 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1c_crunched_snajej
1c_crunched_snajej

Trusted Art Seller

This presence of this badge signifies that this business has officially registered with the Art Storefronts Organization and has an established track record of selling art.

It also means that buyers can trust that they are buying from a legitimate business. Art sellers that conduct fraudulent activity or that receive numerous complaints from buyers will have this badge revoked. If you would like to file a complaint about this seller, please do so here.

2b_crunched_ctmrym
2b_crunched_ctmrym

Verified Returns & Exchanges

The Art Storefronts Organization has verified that this business has provided a returns & exchanges policy for all art purchases.

Description of Policy from Merchant:

RETURNS If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, I will gladly take it back. RETURNS You may return any item within 14 days of receiving it (with the exception of special or custom orders). You will receive a refund of the purchase price, minus shipping charges, in the same form of payment used to place your order. If you wish to make a return, please email us at studio@dorothyfagan.com or call us at 804-366-0990. For more details about returns, please see our Return Policy.

3c_crunched_udpkob
3c_crunched_udpkob

Verified Secure Website with Safe Checkout

This website provides a secure checkout with SSL encryption.

4b_crunched_foaiql

Verified Archival Materials Used

The Art Storefronts Organization has verified that this Art Seller has published information about the archival materials used to create their products in an effort to provide transparency to buyers.

Description from Merchant:

FINE ART ARCHIVAL MATERIALS Dorothy Fagan Fine Art Prints are created with highly-pigmented, archival inks, rated to stay vibrant and true for a hundred years. Created on archival cotton canvas and archival rag watercolor paper, your art is created to order. Please allow 3 business days for shipping.

4b_crunched_foaiql
Saved Successfully.

This is only visible to you because you are logged in and are authorized to manage this website. This message is not visible to other website visitors.

×

Import From Instagram

Click on any Image to continue

Create a New Favorite List

×
Name

Badge_ar_compatible
Ar-gif

The above preview shows how to use the live preview on this website. The image displayed is just an example, and is not available for sale.

Badge_ar_compatible

Live Preview Art with Augmented Reality!

Superimpose any piece of my art onto a wall inside your home.

Just use the "Live Preview AR" button when viewing any piece of art!

×

Manage Favorites

Below, select which favorite lists you would like to save this product into.