Anna Raven

Website: https://annaravenartist.wordpress.com

Email: anna.j.raven@gmail.com

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Sun Volcano 1 Oil on Wooden Panel 18 X 11.5 cm

Failing Light Hand finished Collograph 23.5 X 17 cm

Cliff, Water Falling Oil on Wooden Panel 34 X 25.5cm

Bridge Across Oil on Wooden Panel 33.5 X 25.5cm

Evening Light I

Evening Light II


Statement

No familiar shapes
Remained, no pleasant images of trees,
Or sea or sky, no colours of green fields;
But huge and mighty forms ,that do not live
Like living men, moved slowly through the mind
By day, and were trouble to my dreams

This passage from Wordsworth's Prelude captures the essence of my work and describes the power found in the landscape of wild places.
I am committed to finding a visual equivalent for our internal landscape as seen and experienced in our external world. Having finally achieved the ambition of living on the West Coast of Scotland I am now immersed in a process of submission.

Biography

Dartington Hall School 1972-1974
Cambridge College of Art and Technology 1974-75
Bath Academy of Art 1976-79

Shown work at various places in Scotland and England including
Three exhibitions at Rebecca Hossack London W1
As well as Osterley Park, The Royal Watercolour Society, Queens Gallery, Dundee and The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle.
Various private individuals own my work as well as Dawson Cornwall, Solicitors, London WC1.
Beaufort Scale, an exhibition at Resipole Studios, Ardnamurchan during May 2015 based on a residency on the isle of Iona.