Raven began as a fine artist choosing paint and canvas as her primary medium, but now identifies as an Augmentist. She paints Impressionism, but uses augmented reality to reveal a richer experience behind the creation of each painting. Raven's original works have been purchased by notable personalities including Orlando Bloom, Take That band member Mark Owen, Jim Beach manager of rock group Queen and many more.
Raven's approach has developed a body of work that takes the visual element of a painting beyond the canvas through the use of Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality allows an immersive experience of her art. It enables Raven to document the creative journey and offers a new method of artistic expression. The concept Raven has pioneered has been described as bridging a gap between digital and tangible art and she is now considered by some as the World’s First Augmented Reality Fine Artist.
Raven is mentored and managed by digital artist Marc Marot, Marot was the first to encourage Raven to develop the initial concept further and explore the idea of using Augmented Reality in her paintings. Since adopting the process people can now stand in front of Raven's paintings and use technology to interact with the physical canvas.
Raven embeds a number of inputs into the artwork, at first physically with paint, then digitally using a variety of techniques. The full experience of the paintings can then be unlocked by using the Blippar app. To produce an Augmented Reality painting it takes tens of thousands of images, overlaid and layered.
Creating an Augmented Reality painting is a process that is constantly evolving and growing more complex, incorporating different techniques such as blue screen, time-lapse, stop-motion and sound tracks.