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Scarlett Raven

Lives and works: Easy Wittering, West Sussex
Education: Central Saint Martins School of Art
Exhibitions: Titanic Belfast (2018), Manchester Central Library (2018), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Building (2016)
“Paint is thrown on, splattered and flicked. Spitting and dancing, it creates a whole world of magic.”

Scarlett has engaged people the world over with her groundbreaking augmented reality project, The Danger Tree. Exposing the true story of World War One, the collection sees traditional oil painting transposed over animation, film and poetry.

Inspiration

A graduate of the prestigious Central Saint Martins School of Art, Scarlett’s fans include Orlando Bloom, Lord Jonathan Marland and Take That.

Passionate about colour, her dynamic approach often sees her use her hands rather than a brush to apply oil paint. Her sweeping arm gestures create movement and direction, with the artist being likened to Anselm Kiefer and Jackson Pollock.

Scarlett says: “The paint is thrown on, splattered and flicked. When it lands, it captures the flowers blowing in the wind. The movement must be in every layer, so when you step back you feel like the landscape is alive. It creates a whole world of magic.”

To unlock the multiple layers in Scarlett’s work, download the Artivive app through the iOS app store or the Google Play store for Android and simply scan any piece online to get started.

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Inside the world of Scarlett Raven

Scarlett creates tactile art by covering her hands in oil pigment and gently feeling her way around the surface. Using fluorescent yellows and pinks, she splatters the paint on to capture the movement of flowers in the wind.

The artist explains: "The movement must be in every layer, so when you step back you feel like the landscape is alive. It's the magic of knowing that something beautiful is about to happen." 

Working with Winsor & Newton paints, her three favourite colours are Cobalt Turquoise Light, Cobalt Violet and Quinacridone Magenta. Scarlett's best tip? Barrier cream! She jokes: "It's what mechanics use to protect themselves from oil. I feel like an athlete prepping for a game."

Latest events

Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot | Cass Art Exhibition

From her classroom, Scarlett Raven created an imaginary world where Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali were her friends. Her new collection, Portrait: The Reason Why I Paint, has seen her embark on the rediscovery of herself and her art to create a series of startling works that capture her childhood heroes. 

Working together with Marc Marot, the thick oil paint of Scarlett's portrait masterpieces are brought to life through augmented reality productions. Find out more about augmented reality on our blog here

Would you like to be the first to see Scarlett and Marc's new collection? Come along to Cass Art Glasgow

Cass Art Glasgow - 3rd to 13th September
63 - 67 Queen Street,
Glasgow,
G1 3EN

The Danger Tree | Exhibition

We're delighted to invite you on a journey exploring The Danger Tree since it first launched in Greenwich in July 2016. After travelling nationwide over the last three years, this exhibition of animated artwork has captured the hearts of collectors. 

Exhibiting some stunning limited edition and original oil paintings, our Newcastle gallery will be home to The Danger Tree from 23rd March to the 21st April.

The Danger Tree | Exhibition

Since 2016, the augmented reality series The Danger Tree has captured audiences around the world. Exploring the true story of World War One through paint, animation and poetry, Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot have broken new ground for the medium of art. 

We are proud to invite you to a further exhibition of The Danger Tree at our Chester gallery. 

From the blog

AVAILABLE NOW: Portrait: The Reason Why I Paint

Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot have taken over Cass Art stores as they unveil their startling new collection, which is inspired by the world's greatest painters. You can now shop the works online and in galleries nationwide.

Inspiring the next generation of artists in Oxford!

For the latest instalment of our Young Fine Artist initiative, we invited 29 pupils from New Hinksey Primary School to visit our gallery in the historical Oxford.

Magazines and brochures

Scarlett Raven | Portrait: The Reason Why I Paint

As a child struggling with dyslexia, Scarlett Raven expressed herself through paint. Encouraged by her art teacher, she created a world in which Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dalí and Vincent van Gogh were her friends. Their inner turmoil, self-love and courage gave her the confidence to pursue her dream of becoming an artist, and now, inspired by their self-portraits, she has reconnected with her 11-year-old self for a heart-warming journey of rediscovery.

It’s the first collection for Scarlett following her groundbreaking World War One project, The Danger Tree. Co-creator Marc Marot has once again integrated the artworks with layers of multimedia, including animation, graphics, music and narration – viewable with the Artivive app.

Fine Art Collector | Spring 2017

In this season's issue, you can read an exclusive interview with one of Vogue's most influential interior designers, Anouska Lancaster, pay a visit to Alex Echo in his studio and explore magical Icelandic landscapes with Richard Rowan.

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