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. Reagan is a true outsider artist as he has no formal training. However, art is in his blood as he is the great nephew of acclaimed New York artist George Schneeman.

James W. ReagaN II

(Jimmy)

The Crew 

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Chandler Weir

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Chandler Weir is a passionate saleswoman and marketer hailing from Chanhassen, MN where she lived until college when she accepted a scholarship to attend the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. As an International Business and Marketing double major, Chandler took courses that sent her to Israel, Madagascar, and Spain to better understand how people and culture influence business. During her time in school, Chandler worked as a sales intern for Colgate Palmolive and Procter & Gamble, and accepted a full time offer with P&G following her graduation. Chandler recently celebrated five years with P&G boasting experiences in both account and category management roles calling on a variety of customers including Macy's and Target. Outside of the office, Chandler proudly serves as Brand  Manager for Through Jimmy’s Eyes and Marketing Director for Fashion Week MN. 

Peggy Reagan 

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Peg is founder and CEO of Through Jimmy's Eyes. She is Artist Representative for Jimmy Reagan and curates all artwork domestically and internationally. Peg is also the designer that translates Jimmy's artwork into our TJE merchandise line. 

Peg is Jimmy's mom and is the cofounder of The University of Minnesota Autism Clinic where Jimmy was the first patient in 2000. She has been active in the development community raising money for numerous organizations.

 She is a graduate of Saint Mary's College of Notre Dame where she was President of the Alumnae Association and a Trustee of the College.

Peg began her business career working for her family insurance business where she learned the skills to become a creative entrepreneur.

Peg loves family most. She motivated by helping others and enjoys travel, sports and the arts.  

The Merchandise

PAINT

International outsider artist James W. Reagan II (Jimmy) paints his masterpiece, which sets the groundwork for every accessory that we manufacture.

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SCAN

When Jimmy puts the final touches on his artwork, it's off to the scanner. The scans are processed and converted into wearable fashion forward art.  

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PRINT

Processed scans are sent to the factory to be transformed into the final art that you get to enjoy.

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