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Coming from a poor and uneducated background, Sahaja sought to break free from his conditioning and to reinvent himself. In his teens he found both art and Buddhism and later achieved a Fine Art Degree and Buddhist ordination. Sahaja discovered his natural medium in metal sculpture.
After college he found himself a studio at Dean Clough in Yorkshire and had a prolific 9 year period of working in metal. But the life of the artist is a precarious one. Eventually Sahaja lost his studio and with it his stable working conditions. This led to a long period of struggle and re-evaluation culminating in Sahaja yet again reinventing himself, this time as a painter using a mix of paint and collage.
Sahaja’s name means, “natural, innate, spontaneous, born with…” His art is his practice; exploring and transforming himself. He lives and breathes his art as though his life depended on it. It does.