Laura Regan was born in Canada and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She knew that she wanted to be an artist since the age of five when she colored “Ruby Slippers” onto her feet….and discovered the magic of art.
After studying graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she began to focus on her intense love of painting, which has been mainly self-taught. She has since become widely known for her vibrant wildlife images in oils and now acrylics, and has exhibited throughout the country.
Her original paintings are included in many collections including those of tennis great, Martina Navratilova and opera star, Marilyn Horne. One of Regan’s favorite commissions was to paint two 9-foot paintings for the Lobby of the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas.
Trips to Tanzania and Nairobi, Africa and the Costa Rican rainforest have been the source of inspiration for many of Laura’s paintings. Because of her love of animals, she has also used her art to raise funds for many organizations including the World Wildlife Fund and the San Francisco Zoo.
Many of her images can be seen on licensed products internationally, and some have been used by Italian designer Max Mara for a line of resort
clothing. She has also illustrated thirteen children’s books for major publishers, which have won a number of awards.
Laura Regan lives in Austin Texas with her husband Peter. Together they have a combined family of six grown children, three of whom are married, and three exceptionally adorable grandchildren!