Barbara Rae RA: Winter Light (Carborundum Etching)

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Barbara Rae CBE RA RE RSA RSW RGI FRCA FRSE, Royal Academician painter and printmaker, was born in Falkirk, Scotland. She trained at Edinburgh’s College of Art and for a number of years lectured at Charles Rennie Macintosh’s School of Art in Glasgow.
Recipient of numerous awards, scholarships, and honorary degrees, she is considered an outstanding colourist.  Rae’s work is inspired by socio-political history weathered by time and fortune: an ancient Celtic standing stone, an Irish farmhouse fallen into disuse in the west of Ireland, ancient Anasazi rock art in the remotest parts of the Arizona desert, sun blasted vines terraced on a Spanish hillside, any pattern and structure in the background a dividend enriching the composition.  Rae travels the world in search of inspiration, spending weeks meeting the people in her chosen location, researching local history, all before opening her sketchbook; finally reworking the studies as prints or paintings in her Edinburgh studio.  Her work is exhibited in national museums, and public and private collections throughout the world. Solo exhibitions run from Edinburgh, often during the International Festival of Arts, and her work has been exhibited throughout the world.  She has developed a close working relationship with many of the world’s top fine art print studios, where she often works with small editions of screen-prints or carborundum etchings.  Definitive books on her work are: Barbara Rae – Major Work; Barbara Rae – Prints; and Barbara Rae – Sketchbooks. The last two books are published by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the first by Lund Humphries.

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Barbara Rae has developed a close working relationship with many of the world’s top fine art print studios, where she often works with small editions of screen-prints or carborundum etchings.  Winter Light is a carborundum etching which was made at  Graphic Studio Dublin, while the studio was based in the heart of Dublin’s docklands in Green Street East.