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  • > BARBARA BALMER RSA RSW RGI
28th February - 14 April 2018


The Fine Art Society presents an exhibition of landscapes, still lifes and portraits in oil and watercolour by Barbara Balmer RSA RSW RGI.
Balmer first visited Italy in 1973, and the experience had a dramatic effect on her art. She painted large-scale stylised landscapes of the Tuscan landscape, using soft colour and strong lines to invoke a sense of reverence and tranquility. Three of these landscapes are exhibited. Included alongside these are a number of intimate portraits and still lifes, depicting family members and quiet domestic scenes heightened with graded tones and elements of surrealism.
Balmer studied at Coventry College of Art followed by a four year degree at Edinburgh College of Art. She received the Andrew Grant Scholarship and a Travelling Scholarship at Edinburgh, which allowed her to visit France and Spain. Balmer taught at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen between 1970 and 1980. She was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, and the Royal Glasgow Institute.
Barbara Balmer Bedscapes Tripych 3Barbara Balmer Bedscapes Tripych 1Barbara Balmer
Bedscapes Tripych 2Barbara Balmer
Rachel's KaleidoscopeBarbara Balmer
San Miniato, PisaBarbara Balmer
Dancing ShoesBarbara Balmer
Round DozenBarbara Balmer
Jazz Parlour, AndaluciaBarbara Balmer
Pale NudeBarbara Balmer
Portrait of RachelBarbara Balmer -
 Celebration for San Agostino (San Gimignano)Barbara Balmer
Trophy Cabinet, Andalucia
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