For our 2021 Festive Exhibition the Open Eye Gallery will present a major survey of prints from critically acclaimed and internationally renowned painter and master printmaker Barbara Rae CBE RA.
Royal Academician Barbara Rae CBE RA (b.1943) is a Scottish painter and printmaker whose acclaimed work is exhibited worldwide. Her landscapes are conveyed through her vivacious use of colour, composition and line. This exhibition will encapsulate Rae's extensive repertoire of printmaking, undertaken throughout her prolific career.
Rae has a deep-rooted fascination with the topography and history of place, choosing to visit key places that provide her with first-hand insight into an area’s specific social history. She travels the world in search of inspiration, most recently discovering the landscape of the Arctic during her voyage through the Northwest Passage, before working in her Edinburgh studio from studies created on location.