Ray Green is a ‘Wild-Places Artist’, emerging writer, and a Counsellor, based in Kendal, Cumbria.
I have always been deeply drawn to the wild-places. Whether with the Kendal Mountain Rescue Team, or during rock-climbing and winter mountaineering, or more recently on long wilderness journeys by open canoe, I have a deep sense of connectedness with the wild-places. After early formal art training, I became an Architect and had a rewarding career in Public Service Architecture. I re-trained as a Counsellor and Supervisor of Counsellors, while nurturing my painting and writing.
Living in the Lake District and journeying in Scotland, I have developed my painting over 12 years and work direct from subjects in the wild-places, carrying or canoeing in with my art materials all the year round, risking hypothermia for my art.
My paintings, mainly in acrylic, are of the mountains of the Lake District or Scotland, the sea or other natural landscapes. I attempt to paint and communicate the beauty and energy of these wild-places; to allow the dissolving of boundaries and to hopefully build bridges by painting, that maybe allows you the viewer to cross-over and share the experience, without the cold and wet, the dangers and midges.