Elizabeth G Fagan Artist Statement

Artist Elizabeth G Fagan portrays subjects she sees around her. Her piece called “Humming Girl” represents a female humming bird in her own garden. Farm animals such as are from her local county fair. She’s fortunate to live in a Great Lakes setting of overwhelming natural beauty. Lake Michigan is 50 yards away; it’s unavoidable. “Peace” represents a calm lake view on a summer day.

a place she calls Lake Michigan’s Left Coast. She takes tes images representative of the Great Lakes region of North America. The four seasons, the landscape, and the Lake Michigan shoreline are her frequent subjects. Fagan is a life-long animal lover who aims to spread compassion for other creatures on planet Earth. Her work features portraits of animals and birds of the region. “I call my work ”Eclectic 21st-Century,'” says Fagan.

Art by Season

The Great Lakes region of North America enjoys four distinct seasons. Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter bring changes to the natural world, not only in average temperature, but also in animals and plants, the Great Lakes, and the sky above.

“The climate here is more moderate than it is to the west and north,” says artist Elizabeth G Fagan. Tucked between lake bluffs on the west and Lake Michigan on the east, Lake Michigan’s Left Coast sees temperatures that are cooler in Summer and warmer in Winter. “It’s more of a Maritime climate,” says Fagan.

Elizabeth G Fagan, lakemichigansleftcoast.com, Lake Michigan's Left Coast
Elizabeth G Fagan, lakemichigansleftcoast.com, Lake Michigan’s Left Coast

About the Author

Elizabeth G Fagan is a writer and artist who resides on Lake Michigan’s shoreline in southeastern Wisconsin—a place she calls Lake Michigan’s Left Coast. She’s been writing since she was a teenager. Here professional writing career has spanned for more than 35 years.
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Contact Elizabeth G Fagan

Fagan attended The Hammonasset School, a private arts high school in Connecticut, where she began writing, taking photographs, and making art. She earned a BA in English at Grinnell College (Grinnell, Iowa) and the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC). She has an MA in Linguistics with a specialization in teaching English as a second language (ESL) from UIC. Fagan later gained an associate degree in Web Development from DePaul University, Chicago.

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