Originally from Mississippi, 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. Their two daughters also chose art careers. Pat graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in Art and attended Pratt Institute in Venice, Italy for graduate study.
Regan has shown her work at the Broome Street Gallery, The National Arts Club, Salmagundi Club and Pratt Institute in New York. Venues for one person shows include Turner Center for the Arts and Pensacola State College. Pat’s work is represented in numerous private and public collections in Europe and the United States including the collections of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia, and Cristobal Colon, Duke of Varagua of Madrid, Spain. Museum collections include the Museo Naval in Madrid, Spain, Elliot Museum in Stuart, Florida, Meridian Museum of Art in Meridian, Mississippi and the Pensacola Museum of Art , Pensacola State College and Cinco Banderas Collection. She is the recipient of the Ars Longa Vita Brevis Award from Northwest Florida Arts Council, Best of Show, Kendall Jackson Gold Award, Pensacola Museum of Art Members Shows, and the Corporate Award, CLWAC New York, NY. Other Awards include American Artist Award from Florida Watercolor Society. In 2014 The American Legation in Tangier, Morocco added her copper and blue glass sculpture to their permanent collection.
In addition to being a prolific artist, Pat has also shared her talents and insights through teaching. She 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 as well as being a VIP guest at Art Dubai and participated in the Global Forum.
Pat’s art has been selected for publication in Best of Watercolor, Best of Watercolor II, Inspirations, and Strokes of Genius. Self-published books include Watercolor a Painting Study Guide, Expressive Figures and Pat Regan an Artist’s Journey.