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Joy's Garden Series

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Dorothy Fagan Collection

Inspirational Art with Uplifting Message

Joy's Garden Abstract Floral Landscapes & Village Paintings

"When an assailant tried to take my life, I found courage I didn’t know I possessed and artistry I never imagined . . .  writing books and speaking the inspirational messages of the Joy's Garden Paintings fullfills the purpose of my gift. The Creator within resides in all of us."

Experience The Creator within through Dorothy's lively, engaging stories. Flipping through Dorothy's illustrated story snippets ~ discover clues to the 'Mystery of Two Sisters,' 'Walk with Dad,' and 'Embrace the Mountain.' A powerful motivational speaker, Dorothy speaks to the heart and soul. Plucking colors from palettes of dreams, fears, and imagination ~ each person experiences their own connection to The Creator within in a very personal, meaningful way.

Dorothy Fagan Stirs Dreams and Reality with Enlightening, Uplifting, Soul Searching Humor

Her Divinely guided CreativSOUP game of heart and soul is spelled out in easy-to-understand stories. Profusely illustrated with her colorful paintings, each illustrated story snippet stirs the Creator within to speak.

Discover how she painted dark clouds out of her life. See how she was able to draw blooming flowers from fallow fields. Dorothy Fagan makes the Creator’s invitation to play irresistible ~ juxtaposing dreams, art, and interpretations with real life humor.

Book 1 Embrace the Mountain


Joy's Garden Series Books & Collectible Art PrintsThe end of my journey began with an acceptance letter in French. Musee de La Grande Vigne in Dinan, France offered me a one month residency in return for a painting for their permanent collection. In a Medieval town in Brittany, my studio would be in the oldest part where the Port of Dinan was first established in the twelfth century. I was to follow twenty years of artists from all over the world in the museum’s stone studio cottage on the River Rance.

Friends and collectors were excited for me and purchased the paintings I would create in advance, gifting me the means and inspiration for my trip. I began writing a blog so they could watch as I painted in France. In the five years since, our relationships have grown deeper and propelled me to embrace my mountain.

When the mountain blocked my vision in 1995, life became so dark that I gave all my canvases away and stopped painting. During those years I was invisible. At a party no one noticed me come and go. At work no one heard me speak.

Yet the flame would not be extinguished. I would feel it as a yearning, an inexplicable urge to touch color, to pick up my paint brush again, to sing out loud. Yet in 2001 when I held the brush in my hand, I could no longer paint. My strokes were awkward, colors muddy. No longer at my fingertips were the paintings which had brought me acceptance into juried exhibitions at The Pastel Society of America, American Artist’s Professional League, Salmagundi Club, the Pastel Society of Canada and all the others.

I would have to start again. Musee de La Grande Vigne was my window. This time I knew what it felt like to have a burning urge to create under the weight of the mountain. Mountains are not meant to be moved. Walk with me and I will share the paintings and stories that helped me embrace it.


"This is the kind of picture that can transport you to a place that you want to be. The colors are lovely. It arrived very quickly and the packaging was very nice. Thank you!"  Trish, Newport News, VA



"Gorgeous painting! The colors are fabulous."  Alison, La Canada, CA


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