Dr Barbara Rae CBE, RA, RSA, RE, FRWS, RGI FRCA, FRSE, HFRIAS studied at Edinburgh College of Art, going on to have a teaching career in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow. Solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally have been a regular feature of Rae’s output. Her work features in private collections in Britain, Europe, India and the USA, as well as public and corporate collections. She was elected a Member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1992; a Royal Academician in 1996; a Member of the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland in 1995 and a Member of the Board of the British School at Rome in 1998. In 1999 she was awarded a CBE.