Making marks on paper, canvas or copper plates is what my art is about. Those first marks begin the exciting, frustrating, angst-ridden, driven, joyous journey that is art-making. From the first marks comes the drawing, the spontaneous response to some idea, and from there the process begins to take shape. I never know for sure where the journey will end, or if it will end well, but I obsessively persevere in the hope that what is first conceived in the mind, will come through my hand to fruition in the chosen medium.
Alanna Fagan’s paintings have been widely exhibited in national and international shows and have won awards in several media. Her work has been shown in Central Falls Gallery in New York, Galerie du Musée in Paris, and in ten solo exhibitions.
Commissions include portraits for The Center For Creative Leadership, Wilmington NC; Cohen & Wolf P.C., Bridgeport CT; The Harvard Club of New York City; Istituto Geografico de Agostini, Novara, Italy; and The New England School of Law, Boston MA.
She is listed in Who’s Who in America, from 2006, and in Who's Who in American Art, from 1993. Her work is represented in many private collections in the USA, the Caribbean and Europe.
She is an elected member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists and New Haven Paint & Clay Club; and a member of the Center For Contemporary Printmaking and the Westport Arts Center, all in Connecticut.
Ms. Fagan lives and maintains a studio on the Housatonic River in Milford, CT. She has studied with painters, sculptors and printmakers, and has taught painting at the Silvermine Guild School of Art in Connecticut.