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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 never 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: 

Jimmy Reagan was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In 2011, he burst into the creative world as a dynamic, young artist. He currently lives and creates in Mendota Heights, Minnesota.  Reagan works primarily in oil pastels, colored pencils, pen and paint to create single and multi-media pieces.  

The imagery in his art radiates his ability to bring a fresh perspective to an image or a simple form. Reagan often re-imagines the world in bright and sometimes shocking color and often distorted and inverted shapes.  His unique style is born out of a struggle to communicate his ideas, his needs and his perspective to the visual world. Diagnosed at age 2 1/2 with Autism, art expression has became a visual voice to his dreams and experiences. 

Bright, electric color infuses his images as do short lines he defines as 'tick marks". His work, especially his cityscapes, clearly illustrates a deep connection to light and perspective. 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.

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 is currently exhibiting at the Good Purpose Gallery in Lee, Massachusetts and will be 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.

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

Sunfish Cellar - Works currently on display. www.sunfishcellars.com


   





Artist Jimmy Reagan



                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                         













             




 

 









 


Painting : Jimmy's process
 

 














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Check out how we create Jimmy's fabrics on YouTube
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 Limited Edition -  Jimmy Reagan 100% Silk Designer Ties and Scarf - Go to Online Store to Purchase
The bow tie is a detail from the "Tick Marks" of Jimmy's painting Man with Sad Face.
The necktie is a detail from the"Tick Marks" of Jimmy's painting Girl with Hat
     The Scarf is a detail from the "Tick Marks" of Jimmy's painting Pretty Girl in Orange Dress and Pearls


  Jimmy's art work was on the Independent Feature Film website of
Stay Then Go - www.staythengo.com . 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!  http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118057798.html?cmpid=RSS%7CNews%7CFilmNews 

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

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