Barbara Rae’s contributions to the art world have earned her a CBE.
Barbara Rae is a member of the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Academy of Art.
Barbara's work features in numerous notable collections, including the Royal Academy of Art in London.

While she works from her studio in Edinburgh, Barbara Rae is Internationally recognised for her work that occupies a position somewhere between Abstract Painting and Landscape Painting. Her visual language captures nature in interesting ways, making use of block shapes and bold colours to create a world that is easy to lose yourself in.

Career Trajectory

Barbara Rae is a respected figure in the world of art. Beginning her training at Edinburgh College of Art, she has since gone on to exhibit globally with notable shows at the Royal Academy, Portland Gallery and The Scottish Gallery. The artist is the recipient of the Alexander Graham Munro Award (1989) and received a CBE in 1999. Barbara Rae is a member of the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Academy of Arts.

Collections Featuring Barbara Rae’s Art

Barbara Rae’s brand of Abstract Expressionism can be found in a number of notable collections, including the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Get to know Barbara Rae’s work for yourself and read our article, Barbara Rae: Documenting the Margins of the World, where we explore her expressive approach to landscape art.

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