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Thursday 18 June to Monday 6 July

Dean Regan's oil paintings are the result of years of creative passion for the North York Moors and Coast.

Dean Regan

Dean Regan has a passion for depicting the coast and wild landscapes in oil paint and photographs, and can often be found chasing the light at sunrise and sunset.

His previous career was spent flying helicopters for the British Army, and he served in the Falklands War as well as in Belize, Norway, Cyprus, Ascension Island and Bosnia. He taught Electronic Warfare and Aviation Combat Tactics, and later was pilot and Flight Safety Officer for the Suffolk Constabulary Air Support Unit.

Dean’s first one-man exhibition (of 25 large oil paintings, depicting the Falklands War) took place in 2007 at Felixstowe Museum, where he subsequently spent a further year as artist in residence.

Dean finally hung up his flying gloves in 2012 to pursue a full-time career in painting and photography. He now lives in Whitby, where he has a studio, and has exhibited with the Whitby Art Society at the Pannett Art Gallery. His large oil painting ‘Into Whitby’ was chosen to represent the exhibition.

Dean has also taken part in an RNLI collaboration to commemorate the centenary of World War I through art, and is currently working with Norwegian artist and author, Dag H Kjelldahl, who ran the Whitby science museum for seven years and wrote the books ‘Bear Island’ and ‘Easter Island’.