Video collaborations between local artist Anna Raven and Nick Turner of Watercolour Music
Our friend and neighbour, artist Anna Raven is holding her second solo show in the beautiful setting of Andrew Sinclair’s Resipole Studios in Strontian. The show is called ‘Seeking Stillness’ and features more work from her residencies ‘on the edge’ in various Scottish islands. Like her first exbhition, Nick has created this special video and soundtrack that will play in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. You can find out more about the exhibition and the studio here. The exhibition opens on April 14th.
Educated at Dartington Hall School and then Bath Academy of Art , Anna Raven continues to be in demand with exhibitions across the UK.
“My painting is about a synthesis of the experience of the land in which we live with the inner landscape of the self. I am committed to finding a visual equivalent for our internal landscape as seen and experienced in our external world. Ten years ago I achieved my ambition of living full time on the West Coast of Scotland and am now immersed in a process of submission. I make a connection with a sense of place that leads me to find a voice to represent what our elemental landscape can tell”.
Nick Turner has been working in the music industry for over twenty five years as a writer, engineer and prodiucer.
At Watercolour Music he has been responsible for innumerable recordings across several genres: Traditional, Country, Pop & Rock, Jazz, Bluegrass, Spiritual, Classical and Medieval.
As a producer and engineer, Nick has recorded most instruments and has worked with a huge variety of world-class musicians. He recorded and produced three CDs for the acclaimed Lushrollers, and whilst managing the group took them on two tours to the United States.
He has represented the Watercolour label at industry events in Europe and America and is a respected member of the Highland industry forum, HAIL. He is also a prolific songwriter, collaborating with singer, Findlay Napier, as Queen Anne’s Revenge.
Anna Raven titles in order of appearance:
Iona Series II, VI, III, IV, I, V
Hill Cloud Water
Mist Water Oli on Wooden Panel
Bridge Across, Oil on Wood
The Goat Road
Cliff, Water Falling, Oil on Wood
Hanging Wood, Oli on Wooden Panel
Night Approaching, Collograph
Rock Sequence I, II, III
Summer Green Oil on Wooden panel
Indian Drawings 47, 46, 45, 44, 42, 41, 40, 39, 37
Seascape II, I
Island Series 2, 3, 1
Failing Light, Oil on wooden panel
Fading Light, Oil on Wooden board
Spin Drift, Oli on Wooden Panel
Nick Turner- Music titles in order of appearance:
Original music with remixes of:
Black Snow – with Mary Ann Kennedy. Originally commissioned by 11th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences Aon Teanga – session recordings from their eponymous CD Aiseag – Surround sound samples from the original PRSF Commission. With Mary Ann Kennedy, Scott Macmillan and Aongas MacNeacail.
Fàilte Don Eilean Sgiathanach – An Drochaid CD