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.
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.”
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."
Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot have captured hearts around the world with their groundbreaking augmented reality project, The Danger Tree. The World War One series is closing its final chapter at the National Army Museum in London, where a selection of original artworks are on display. Don't miss your chance to experience the layers of digital animation, poetry and music beneath, with several of the works featuring narration by stars including Christopher Eccleston and Sean Bean.
With five dynamic galleries over four floors, the London-based museum houses thousands of objects from some of the greatest battles in history, along with soldiers' personal effects and objects which examine the Army's impact on society. These include uniforms, weaponry, diaries and photographs.
National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm, last admission 5pm. Further details can be found here.
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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.
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