Scarlett Raven is a 27 year old British artist living and working in rural England. Since graduating in 2009 from esteemed Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Scarlett has participated in a number of group shows across London and enjoyed several successful solo exhibitions. One of the youngest artists to have had their own solo exhibition in London's esteemed Cork Street Galleries, Castle Fine Art Mayfair are proud to be exhibiting Scarlett's latest collection of beautiful and distinctive paintings.
Landscapes and seascapes are prominent in Scarlett's work, capturing the romance of nature and its ability to affect and reflect human emotion, and its relation to society and the world around us. Her fascination with perspective sees Scarlett enjoy the exploration of the endless effects of a single scene, and movement is a central theme of her work. Scarlett's paintings embody creation through movement and action. In her new collection Scarlett explores the multiple facets of a single flower, the Poppy. Inextricably bound to the First World War, The Eleventh Hour directly references the date of Armistice Day in 1918: a date etched into the fabric of our history, a date filled with joy and despair in equal measure. In this tension between sorrow and elation, dark and light Scarlett's landscapes thrive and flourish, as the delicate, blood-red blooms of the poppy once grew from the disturbed earth ravaged by war. In collaboration with The Royal British Legion, The Eleventh Hour represents the ongoing relevance of the poppy as a symbol of the remembrance of the past, but also the future promise of hope.
Scarlett has been involved in a number of public projects, including album art work design and charity commissions. She has enjoyed international critical acclaim including ES magazine, Creative Review, Modern Painters, Tate Magazine, Tatler, Time Out and Life Magazine. Her acclaim is worldwide, with collectors in the UK, Dubai, Miami and Texas, and a number of high profile supporters such as Lord Jonathan Marland, Duffy, Take That, Roxy Music and Orlando Bloom.