Anna Raven comes from a gardening dynasty (daughter of John Raven and eldest sister of Sarah). Plants were part of her life from early childhood; her first involvement was as her father’s constant companion, pursuing his passion for field botany, which led to her winning a Botanical Society prize. She attended Bath Academy of Art in the1970’s to study Fine Art Painting.
Later, having run a gardening business, it was on meeting Norrie, in the year 2000, that Anna’s dream of living in ‘wild country’ became a reality. Living full time on the West coast of Scotland fuels Anna’s creativity and she continues to exhibit her paintings throughout Scotland and especially at Resipole Studios, Ardnamurchan.