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James Hedge

The process of observational drawing and painting deepens perception. The more we look the more we see and Nature constantly manifests, fresh, as an ever breaking wave. As Buddha said:

Then, Bāhiya, you should train yourself thus: In reference to the seen, there will be only the seen. In reference to the heard, only the heard. In reference to the sensed, only the sensed. In reference to the cognized, only the cognized. That is how you should train yourself. When for you there will be only the seen in reference to the seen, only the heard in reference to the heard, only the sensed in reference to the sensed, only the cognized in reference to the cognized, then, Bāhiya, there is no you in connection with that. When there is no you in connection with that, there is no you there. When there is no you there, you are neither here nor yonder nor between the two. This, just this, is the end of stress.
— — BUDDHA: Ud 1.10 PTS: Ud 6 Bāhiya Sutta: Bāhiya translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

I moved to Devon in 2003 after graduating from Glasgow School of Art and since living in the southwest I have created a series of portfolios.

I also work with schools, hospitals and museums running projects  i.e. Murals, Animation, Printmaking.