Barbara Rae CBE RA is a painter and printmaker. Although primarily based in Edinburgh, her extensive travels have generated works which show a deep interest in the history and aesthetics of landscape. Rae has said of her approach "I'm not interested in topographical detail. I need to be able to immerse myself in the culture of a place to create art."
Having worked at Ballinglen, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo for extended periods periods over the last fifteen years, the landscapes of Co. Mayo feature prominently in her work.
Barbara Rae is a member of the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Academy of Arts, London. She has also been awarded Honorary Doctorates from Napier University, Edinburgh; Aberdeen University; Royal College of Art, London; and University of St. Andrew's, Fife, Scotland.