Dr Barbara Rae CBE RA is an outstanding painter, printmaker and colourist whose work is held in public and private collections worldwide. Raes subject matter, often expressed in semi-abstract terms, tends to be socio-political depicting the history of a place and its people. Her studio is based in Edinburgh but Rae travels abroad in search of inspiration, her work exhibited internationally. A Scot educated in Crieff, Perthshire, Rae trained at Edinburgh's college of art, later lecturing at the Mackintosh school of art in Glasgow. She became a Member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1992, a Royal Academician in 1996, and was awarded a CBE in 1999.