During my life’s journeys, I have always been deeply drawn to the wild-places. Whether with the 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 now have my own Practice, Clear Water Counselling.

For me these experiences aren't an escape from real-life. All the risks, vulnerability, fun, beauty, crackling-energy, realness and deeply layered meanings and meetings I have in the wild-places, I also experience working with clients as I walk the narrow edge with them.

So I attempt to paint and communicate these meetings and meanings:- the beauty, the fun, the energy of the wild-places; to allow the dissolving of the boundaries between myself and other, and you, the viewer of my wild-place paintings. To build bridges by painting, that maybe allows meaning and meeting to cross-over.

My paintings are born in the mountains of the Lake District or Scotland, near the sea or in other natural landscapes. I guess I don't feel separate from the subject. Through painting, mountaineering, Tai Chi, relationships, my work, I seek to be in tune with a creative and creating energy I experience as being in all things. My latest work includes paintings from Asia including Vietnam and Cambodia

If you would like to see my work,, or have a chat, then please phone to arrange a visit to my gallery at home, in
Kendal, Cumbria. tel :- 01539 721362

Meanwhile, enjoy browsing through my paintings


Ray Green, Wild Places Artist