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Canadian Society of Marine Artists Nautical Artist
MV Wanderer
       Wanderer in the North Pacific, watercolour
Nautical Artist

Ray Warren, CSMA, was born in Vancouver and developed an interest in shipping, the maritime scene and railways at an early age. He graduated in 1967 from the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University) in commercial design and worked in the graphic art industry in department store advertising, industrial photography and packaging. In 1978 he began commercial art on a freelance basis to devote more time to painting and researching the maritime history of B.C. In the early '90s he returned to the graphics trade as art Director of a local tourist publication while still remaining an active watercolourist.

CPR Docks
  CPR Docks and Railways by moonlight,   watercolour, 20" x 28"

Ray's interest in world shipping has led to photographic travels to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Malaysia and his favourites, Hong Kong and Singapore. He has a collection of thousands of photos and several have appeared in publications on marine and railway subjects. Ray is the president of the Vancouver Branch of the World Ship Society.


Seaspan tug Seasapn Tug
Watercolour 16" x 20"
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Setting the Long Sheeted Topsail
Watercolour 9" x 12"
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Misty river Misty river
Watercolour 12" x 18"
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Winter Reflections
Watercolour 12" x 18"
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winter reflections
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