About Sharon Regan
When did you start taking an interest in art?
My mother was an artist and then an antique dealer so I always encouraged to be creative.
What course have you studied or currently studied?
BA Contemporary Applied Art, specialising in ceramics.
Who or what inspires your art?
My inspirartion comes from the wildlife I see when riding through the fields and country lanes or walking the dogs by the shore, the special mements when I come across a wild aniaml or see horses playing in a field, it feels like a gift and takes my breath away, I try to capture that moment in clay, to prolong that feeling.
What do you hope people take from your work?
I hope people connect with the character of the animal and feel their own connection to nature. I hope they give pleasure and bring back memories of their own shared commune with nature.
Do you have any other interests?
I enjoy organising Art Events (such as ForM Sculpture Exhibition and Art on the Rails, Bangor), to give the community the oppotunity to enjoy the pleasure of seeing amazing art, listening to live music and getting creative themselves. I hold regular workshops and classes. WhenI'm not doing all that I enjoy walking with my fur babies and horse riding. I do enjoy getting out to exhibitions and seeing what other wonderful things are being made by local artists.
What is your favourite memory of your time at Ulster University?
I enjoyed the creative buzz, being with so many passionate creators, each with their own unique vision. There was a great energy that was contagious.
What is next for you creatively?
I hve so many events planned over the summer months, with an Art on the Rails, Bangor happening the last sunday of every month from April to September. The month of June ForM Sculpture Exhibition will be in the Walled Garden in Bangor. Juy I'm filling a marquee with creative, interactive and participatory activities during Sea Bangor festival, with 60k visitors expected. I also have 2 exhibiions in July, a solo show in Armagh and a group show in Portaferry. August sees the Creative Peninsula and Open House events, September I will lie down in a darened room ready for the The Love Your Home Show in Ocober, then straight into the busiest time of the year , when the man in red appears.