Dorothy Fagan Biography

Meet Dorothy Fagan

Dorothy Fagan
Dorothy Fagan

At 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 palette that unleashed her energetic calligraphy, paralyzed in the assault.

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Joy's Garden

Joy's Garden

Joy's Garden