About Elizabeth G Fagan

Elizabeth G Fagan, artist, Wisconsin
Elizabeth G Fagan, artist, Wisconsin

Elizabeth G Fagan is an artist and writer who resides on Lake Michigan’s shoreline in southeastern Wisconsin—a place she calls Lake Michigan’s Left Coast. Her professional career spanned more than 35 years. During that time, she operated her own consulting business, and she worked full-time for some of the world’s most recognized companies:

  • Rand McNally, Senior Editor (Skokie, IL)
  • Microsoft Corporation, Help Author/Interface Designer (Redmond, WA)
  • Harpo Productions, Manager of Web Development, Oprah.com (Chicago, IL)
Elizabeth G Fagan, lakemichigansleftcoast.com, Lake Michigan's Left Coast
Elizabeth G Fagan, lakemichigansleftcoast.com, Lake Michigan’s Left Coast

Fagan attended a private arts-centered high school (The Hammonasset School) on Connecticut’s shoreline. There she developed lifelong habits of making art, taking photographs, and writing.

Fagan went to Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA) and Grinnell-in-London (UK). She completed a BA/English and an MA/Linguistics at University of Illinois (Chicago, IL). She attended The University of Chicago’s copyediting program. She later earned an Certificate in Web Development from DePaul University (Chicago, IL).

Fagan was born in Madison (WI). In her early childhood, Fagan’s family lived in Thiensville, a small village in southeastern Wisconsin. In subsequent years her family scattered.

Elizabeth G Fagan, Lake Michigans Left Coast, lakemichigansleftcoast.com
Elizabeth G Fagan

In 2014, Fagan moved to an aging cottage on Lake Michigan in southeastern Wisconsin. The habits of taking photographs, making art and prints, and writing were rekindled.

Now she gets inspiration from her surroundings: The Lake, the animals, nature herself. Fagan’s interest in geology returned as she collects Great Lakes rocks along the shoreline.

Fagan volunteered to write the monthly column “Green Talk” for the News Graphic in Ozaukee County, WI. Selections from the archives appear as essays.

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