Regine Bartsch was born in Hamburg, Germany but was brought up in Helsinki, Finland and Damascus, Syria. She returned to Hamburg to attain her MA in Fine Art.
Since 1978 Bartsch has lived on the West Coast of Ireland, on the sea. It is this experience which contrasts with her experience, gained through her residency here at The Aldeburgh Beach Lookout, which is the subject of the exhibition West to East. Bartsch explores not just the physical comparisons but also the emotional and cultural differences.