'Theatre of Dreams', a landscape by Barbara Balmer

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Among the stand-out pieces in Scottish Paintings is Theatre of Dreams, a stylised Tuscan landscape by Barbara Balmer (b.1929).

A member of The Royal Scottish Academy, Balmer trained in Coventry and Edinburgh art Schools. She credits an early trip to Italy as providing much of her inspiration. She completed Theatre of Dreams in 1979 while she was a lecturer at Gray’s School of Art. The 5ft 3in x 7ft (1.6m x 2.13m) oil on board is ticketed at £14,000.

Other artists with works in the show include James Cowie, Anne Redpath, Eduardo Paolozzi and Barbara Rae.