Pat Regan

Pat Regan

Bio

Originally from Mississippi, artist Pat McGehee Regan started her career teaching art at Escambia High School in 1963 where she met her future husband Bob Regan. Bob became a Naval Officer and they traveled throughout the Orient, Southeast Asia, Europe, North Africa and South America. They have two daughters who also chose the arts as a career. Pat graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelors degree in Art and attended Pratt Institute in Venice, Italy for graduate study.

In addition to being a prolific artist, Pat has also shared her talents and insights through teaching. She served as Artist-in-Residence for the Escambia County High Schools and taught a Humanities course for Pensacola Junior College which took students to Rome, Florence and Venice. Her most unique experiences were producing a 13 part television show for WSRE “Painting with Pat Regan” and sharing her expertise with artists in Amman, Jordan.

Artist Statement

Looking back at a lifetime of painting makes me realize that I have come full circle. The non-objective and figurative art I created in college still resonate in my work.

In the last five years my paintings have become more about content. I am passionate about the environment and several of the works in this exhibition speak to my concerns. I continue to evolve by experimenting with unusual methods and materials to express my vision. 

 
 

Awards

Ars Longa Vita Brevis Award, Northwest Florida Arts Council

Best of Show, Kendall Jackson Gold Award  

Directors Choice Award and Best of Show, Pensacola Museum of Art Members Shows

Corporate Award, CLWAC New York, NY. 

American Artist Award, Florida Watercolor Society

Excellence in Teaching Awards from Pensacola Junior College Secondary Education Department. 

Shows

Broome Street Gallery 

The National Arts Club,

Salmagundi Club

Pratt Institute in New York

Price-Campbell Gallery

Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta, Georgia

Pensacola State College Pensacola, Florida 

Space 301 Art off Center in Mobile, Alabama

Private and Public Collections

EUROPE

King Juan Carlos 1 and Queen Sofía of Spain

Cristobal Colon, Duke of Veragua of Madrid, Spain

Duke of Varagua of Madrid, Spain 

Museo Naval, Madrid, Spain

The American Legation, Tangier, Morocco

UNITED STATES

Elliot Museum, Florida

Meridian Museum of Art, Mississippi

Pensacola Museum of Art, Florida 

Cinco Banderas Collection, Florida

Pensacola State College, Florida

Publications

Best of Watercolor

Best of Watercolor II

Inspirations

Strokes of Genius

Self-published books:

Watercolor a Painting Study Guide

Expressive Figures

Pat Regan an Artist’s Journey