Making marks, whether on paper, canvas, or copper plates is how I start to work. Those first marks begin an amazing, often frustrating, process that is art-making. The marks become a drawing, the response to an idea, and from there the idea becomes image. I never know for certain where this process will end, given the variables of any medium, but persevere in the hope that what the eye has seen, will come through my hand to become a work of art.

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.