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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