Artists
Shona Barr

* * Bohun Gallery is delighted to confirm a SOLO SHOW of new New Work by Shona Barr in May 2017. To receive further details, please contact the gallery directly. * *

Shona Barr was born in 1965 and graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1988 where she was also the recipient of the Landscape Prize and the Armour Prize for Still Life. Shona Barr continued to train at Statens Kunstakedimi in Oslo, the Winchester School of Art, Barcelona and the University of Southampton.

Drawing her inspiration from nature, Shona Barr's paintings reflect her continued interest in capturing and expressing the essential vitality of the Scottish landscape and climate, articulated through panoramic sea views, fields rolling into the distance, and dynamic floral canvasses. Colour 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 the corporate collections of United Distillers, John Menzies plc, Robert Fleming Holdings and Proctor & Gamble.


Shona Barr's paintings reflect her continued interest in capturing and expressing the essential vitality of the Scottish landscape and climate, articulated through panoramic sea views and fields rolling into the distance. Her working practise begins with detailed watercolours painted 'en plein air' enabling her to absorb the atmosphere and catch the changing light which alters the colour and mood of the terrain. Over the years, Shona has found herself drawn back time and time again to working by the sea. There is constant change within the shifting tides, and the colours of the sea which are transformed from one moment to the next as clouds move past. In the studio, the final painting becomes a distillation of the key elements, articulating the sense of the place rather than describing it in detail. The brushstrokes play with the boundaries where completely abstract marks come together as a recognisable image.



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Aberdeenshire Trees

Oil on canvas
16 x 20 ins



Allotment Aquilegias

Oil on card
7½ x 6 ins



Allotment Dahlias

Oil on canvas
20 x 16 ins



Allotment Dahlias Study

Oil on card
9.5 x 7.5 ins



Border Sweet Peas

Oil on canvas
20 x 20 ins



Colours of Spring

Oil on canvas
36 x 36 ins



Dahlia Design

Oil on canvas
26 x 20 ins



Dahlia Garden

Oil on canvas
36 x 36 ins



Dorset Landscape

Oil on canvas
28 x 36 ins



Double Distilled

Oil on canvas
48 x 48 ins



Firework Dahlias

Oil on canvas
16 x 16 ins



Garden Greeting

Oil on canvas
30 x 40 ins



Garden Greeting Study

Oil on card
9.5 x 11.5 ins



Little Sweet Peas

Oil on canvas
20 x 20 ins



Loch Lomond Light

Oil on canvas
36 x 48 ins



Looking South from Drigg Beach, 2012

Oil on canvas
30 x 38 ins



Maroon Dahlias Study

Oil on card
11.5 x 11.5 ins



Peaceful Loch

Oil on canvas
16 x 16 ins



Peaceful Loch Study

Oil on card
8 x 8 ins



Pink Clematis

Oil on canvas
28 x 28 ins



Pink Clematis Study

Oil on card
11.5 x 11.5 ins



Rainbow Dahlias Study

Oil on card
10.5 x 10.5 ins



Rose Hip Hedge

Oil on canvas
36 x 36 ins



Rose Hip Hedge Study

Oil on card
8 x 8 ins



Sand and Sea

Oil on card
8 x 8 ins



Shoreline, Loch Fyne

Oil on canvas
16 x 16 ins



Sky High Sweet Peas

Oil on canvas
28 x 28 ins



Thurlestone Rock, Devon

Oil on canvas
36 x 48 ins



Trees at Loch Lomond

Oil on canvas
28 x 36 ins



Trees by Loch Lomond Study

Oil on card
10.5 x 13 ins



Wastwater

Oil on card
7.5 x 7.5 ins



Water's Edge at Sallochy Study

Oil on card
11.5 x 11.5 ins



Western Beach Study

Oil on card
9.5 x 11.5 ins



Winter Green

Oil on canvas
20 x 26 ins



Wisteria and Shadows (Study)

Oil on card
10½ x 10½ ins



Yellow Azalea

Oil on canvas
20 x 26 ins



Yellow Lilies

Oil on canvas
20 x 26 ins



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