Barbara Rae: New Paintings from Ireland and Spain

Barbara Rae: New Paintings from Ireland and Spain

winter maubec by barbara rae

Barbara Rae

Winter Maubec

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my vineyard by barbara rae

Barbara Rae

My Vineyard

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night vineyard by barbara rae

Barbara Rae

Night Vineyard

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achill rain by barbara rae

Barbara Rae

Achill Rain

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valentia pass by barbara rae

Barbara Rae

Valentia Pass , 2010

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Saturday, June 16, 2012Saturday, July 7, 2012


London, United Kingdom

Many of Barbara’s recent paintings are based around Casarabonela, a small village close to the ‘Sierra de las Nieves’ National Park near Málaga in Southern Spain. She often works when the sun is rising or setting, as the violets and blues in the landscape contrast with the shafts of bright light and make the shapes around her shift and change. The colours of paintings such as ‘Zalea Fields’ and ‘Taivilla’ show the vibrancy and warmth of the area.

‘Painting is enjoyable,’ explains Barbara, ‘I’m not a landscape painter although I do draw inspiration from landscapes. In the studio it’s different: it’s a creative process, a template, a starting point for creating something new where materials and surfaces come in to play – I jump off from that point to a place where there are no boundaries – it is a catalyst that sets off the creative process of playing with shapes and colour – not just thinking about reproducing a landscape’.