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.