Featured Artist Jan Fagan

Artist Jan Fagan’s art conveys a feeling of wonder with whimsical, bright color pencil drawings that promote happiness and imagination. See more of her portfolio on her website.

 

“High Tea” Prismacolor Premier, Verithin and Micron on Stillman & Birn Alpha Series, 5” x 7" by artist Jan Fagan. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“High Tea” Prismacolor Premier, Verithin and Micron on Stillman & Birn Alpha Series, 5″ x 7″

 

Many years ago, I read something so inspirational to me that it began to change how I thought on multiple levels and, by default, also changed how and what I created artistically.

 

“Mary Ellen Watermelon” Prismacolor Premier and Verithin on Bristol Vellum, 10” x 8” by artist Jan Fagan. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Mary Ellen Watermelon” Prismacolor Premier and Verithin on Bristol Vellum, 10” x 8”

 

It is simple advice and doesn’t cost anything but it is worth its weight in gold. You ready?  Here it is. At least once a day, simply try to observe something in the world around you as if you were looking at it for the very first time . . . just as you did when you were a child.

 

“Phaces of the Moon” Prismacolor Premier and Verithin on Bristol Vellum, 10” x 10” by artist Jan Fagan. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Phaces of the Moon” Prismacolor Premier and Verithin on Bristol Vellum, 10” x 10”

 

That tree on the corner? Imagine how every part of it reaches both up and down all at the same time. Picture how that miracle looks in your mind. How does it know when to sleep for a long winter’s nap and wake up in all its glory in the Spring? Does it feel sadness and happiness?

 

“Mrs Whatsit” Prismacolor Premier and Verithin on Stillman & Birn Alpha Series, 7” x 6” by artist Jan Fagan. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Mrs Whatsit” Prismacolor Premier and Verithin on Stillman & Birn Alpha Series, 7” x 6”

 

What if you don’t have any trees or nature near you? The options are still endless. Look at the building at the end of the city block. Imagine all the people who helped to make it happen. Who are the people that live or work in it and what are they like? Where did that stone come from? What things has that building “heard” and “seen” over the years it has been standing on that corner?

 

“I See The Moon” Prismacolor Verithin and Micron on Bristol Vellum, 4” x 6” by artist Jan Fagan. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“I See The Moon” Prismacolor Verithin and Micron on Bristol Vellum, 4” x 6”

 

Oddly enough, I don’t even remember who wrote that very wise suggestion, but I will be forever grateful to them! For me, that simple advice continues to inspire gratitude, a sense of wonder and the belief that magic may just be possible if you believe it.

 

“Weepy Willow” Prismacolor Premier, Verithin and Micron on Stillman & Birn Alpha Series, 8” x 10”by artist Jan Fagan. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Weepy Willow” Prismacolor Premier, Verithin and Micron on Stillman & Birn Alpha Series, 8” x 10”

 

It is that very feeling of childlike wonderment and magical possibilities I love to express in my artwork. If you are viewing my work, I hope I inspire the same in you!

 

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Comments

  1. It’s great to see Jan’s work featured, she’s a lovely person and her work is inspirational, I love her gentle, whimsical style.

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