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Artist Comments:
I love color.  By using small "tick" marks and blocks of color, I create emotion and beauty in my pictures.  I find joy in my work and my art allows me to communicate with others without using words.  The viewer learns about me through my pictures.

Ideas and Inspiration:  My "tick" marks are inspired by Van Gogh and other Impressionist's small paint strokes.  I use "tick" marks in unique ways rarely using them exclusively in a work. Picasso's cubist period has influenced my portraiture.  I find the cubist lines and bold colors inspiring.  

Education: Edina High School, Minnesota

Artist Statement: 

Born on July 6th, 1993 in St. Paul, Minnesota and creating art since 2009, Reagan is significantly influenced by van Gogh, Picasso, Mid-Century artists and Expressionism. Reagan has a passion for color, texture and the simplicity of an image. His work is expressive and inventive while innocent and sophisticated at the same time.  The sumptuous,unexpected array of color in Reagan's work, suggests the artist's relationship to synesthesia. Bright, electric color infuses his images as do short lines he defines as 'tick marks". Reagan's favorite subjects are portraits –both people and animals. The subjects of Reagan’s portraiture often depict a clear, sometimes striking, direct gaze. Eye contact is an interesting and reoccurring theme. Diagnosed with complex autism at age 2 1/2, Reagan's work offers him a means to illustrate his perspective of the world.

He has been selected as the featured artist for the 2012 University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital WineFest No. 17. His painting, "Cafe at Night," provides the inspiration for the two-day day event. Reagan exhibited at the Factory-ARt Gallery in Berlin, Germany in May and June of 2012. He exhibited at the Good Purpose Gallery in Lee, Massachusetts and was featured by Northern Trust at EXPO CHGO on Navy Pier September 19th through the 22nd of September 2013. The William Gordon Winery of California also uses six of Reagan’s pieces as part of their award winning wine labels. Selected to exhibit at The FOREX Invasion - ArtMeet Gallery, Milan Italy and ARTEXPO MILANO 2015 Milan, Italy July 2nd through September 30th, 2015

Reagan's art is held in collections gracing the walls of University of Minnesota, private and public residences, law offices, investment firms and physician clinics.    

Sunfish Cellar - Works currently on display. 



Artist Jimmy Reagan







Painting : Jimmy's process



  Jimmy's art work was on the Independent Feature Film website of
Stay Then Go - . This film is written Shelli Ainsworth and produced by Christine Walker and Geoff Sass. The film stars Janel Moloney of West Wing and 30 Rock fame and Matthew Kane whose feature film the Dinosaur Project is being released summer 2012. If you live in the Twins Cities metro - keep your eyes peeled for filming! 

Official trailer for the film and a lovely TPT piece on Shelli Ainsworth
                 Minnesota Original TPT

Why is the film Stay Then Go so important? Check out this link: 

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