COLOURS OF THE SOUL by JULIAN BOUND and ANN LACHIEZE
A collection of traditional Japanese Haiku with each poem accompanied by its own unique watercolour painting representing the spiritual concepts of compassion, karma, mindfulness, happiness and being.
From author and National Geographic contributor Julian Bound and well-known book illustrator Ann Lachieze.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Julian Bound is a documentary photographer, film maker and author. Featured on the BBC news, his photographs have been published in National Geographic, New Scientist and the international press. His work focuses on the social documentary of world culture, religion and traditions, with time spent studying meditation with the Buddhist monks of Tibet and Northern Thailand and spiritual teachers of India's Himalaya region.
With portraiture of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Julian has photographed the Tibetan communities of Nepal and India, and has worked as a photographer for various international embassies in conjunction with the United Nations.
Julian is also the author of the novels 'The Geisha and the Monk', 'Subway of Light' and 'Life's Heart Eternal'.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Ann Lachieze is a British artist and illustrator. She has spent thirty years living in Provence, France, where she enjoys a gentler way of life. Her artwork reflects this art de vivre, emphasizing the importance of living fully in the moment.
Ann's painting takes its inspiration from nature which is an unlimited source, giving the viewer another perspective towards chosen surroundings, playing with light and contrasting both shade and brightness to create an illusion of depth.
Yoga and meditation have always been a constant element throughout Ann's life, combined with her interest in the philosophy and guidance found within spiritual practice.