" I love the marvellous colours of the garden. Oil paint allows me to enhance and revel in them. I want the viewer to feel my response to the landscape. It's about expressing in paint what is inexpresaable in words."
painter, born 1965
Shona Barr was born in 1965 in Glasgow. In 1988 she graduated from the Glasgow School of Art where she won the Landscape Prize and the Armour Prize for Still Life. She continued to train at the Kunstakedimi in Oslo, Winchester School of Art, in Barcelona and at the University of Southampton.
Drawing her inspiration from nature, Barr’s paintings reflect her continued interest in capturing and expressing the vitality of the Scottish landscape and climate. This is articulated through panoramic sea views, fields rolling into the distance, and dynamic floral canvasses. Color is a key element in her work.
Shona Barr is an active member of the Glasgow Art Club. Her paintings have been exhibited in numerous shows through out the UK and her work is held in many corporate collections including United Distillers, John Menzies plc, Robert Fleming Holdings and Proctor & Gamble. Flying Colours Gallery has been exhibiting her work since 1989, mounting ten solo exhibitions; the next will be in 2011.
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art
MA European Fine Art, Winchester School of Art, Barcelona
prizes: Glasgow School of Art Landscape Prize; Armour Prize for Still Life; David Cargill Award; Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Superior Prize, Great Harmony Exhibition, Nakano, Japan
collections: Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd; John Menzies plc; Procter and Gamble; United Distillers.