More about Ray Green
I developed my wild places skills – navigation, canoeing, rock climbing and camping – at University and on various courses in my twenties. When I qualified as an Architect I moved to the Lakes to be near fantastic rock climbing. I was asked to take Venture Scouts climbing, and then I qualified as a summer and winter mountain leader, with involvement in Scout Mountaineering.
Later I retrained as a counsellor, psychotherapist and ultimately as a supervisor of counsellors.
This work also felt like journeying into wild places, walking people’s narrow edges with them.
I have now retired as a counsellor, and dedicate my time to travelling, painting and writing.
As a mountaineer and wilderness canoeist these adventure journeys create experiences and meetings, portals into the wild and savage heart of the wilderness, and myself. This is what I paint, and write about in my stories – their beauty, fun, risk, wild energy and meanings. I like to share my paintings and stories in the hope that boundaries dissolve, and bridges build between painter/story teller and you, the listener.
Studio portrait supplied by www.rdcreative.co.uk