Anthony 'Ginger' Cain was born Liverpool. Spent school years in the Lake District where he started climbing which turned into a lifelong obsession. He also studied geology which is reflected in therock structures of his paintings. He has lived in Canada, Wales and the Scottish Highlands before moving back to Llanberis in Wales where he now lives. A serious interest in painting during a summer job in a fire lookout at Bow Summit in Banff National Park, Canada in 1959.