Barbara Rae is a painter’s painter. She paints beyond the capability of the camera. Her images are deceptively simple, her vocabulary of techniques extremely complicated. Her work is intense, passionate, lucid and moving.
Elected President of the Society of Scottish Artists (1983), a Member of the Royal Scottish Academy (1992), Royal Academician (1996), Member of the Royal Fine Art Commission since 1995, awarded a CBE and made an Honorary Doctor from Napier University (1999)
‘It’s the structure of the landscape...making itself abstract ’