Edinburgh, The Scottish Gallery, Barbara Rae – Edinburgh Festival Exhibition, August – September 1995, no. 13.;
London, Avenue Restaurant, Art at Avenue, 2014 – September 2015;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Road to Abstraction, 21 May – 24 July 2016;
Hastings, Jerwood Gallery, Century: 100 Modern British Artists, 23 October 2016 – 8 January 2017;
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Berwick Visual Arts (Granary Gallery), Spirited – Women Artists from The Ingram Collection, 26 May – 13 October 2018;
Hull, Ferens Art Gallery, Reflection: British Art in an Age of Change, 17 August 2019 – 5 January 2020
Barbara Rae’s travels have greatly influenced her art. Rae has said, “I’m not interested in topographical detail. I need to be able to immerse myself in the culture of a place to create art.” Rather than mixing paints on a palette, Rae applies unmixed acrylic paints to the canvas itself and then pours fluid over them to blend them. Here, the fleeting effects of the earthy landscape are captured along with the heat of the day in this roadside scene taken in the Florentine region of Castelfiorentino in Italy.