-  Messing About with Paint   -  Frenchman

Oil on Linen 40cmx50cm

Early, the birds trying to get interested in the day, while the moon hides behind a bank of clouds. On the easel the challenge of a portrait of someone I actually know! A tad intimidating. The plan, to take from his personality, and keep it loose and unstructured. A bit like a linen jacket.

In his time Jan has been an electronics, nuclear and power system engineer, a strategist, a humanitarian and an artist. A career path linked by creativity and innovative thinking. Initially trained at the Johannesburg College of Art, Jan has won numerous international awards and has exhibited nationally and internationally. He can be found in his studio ‘Jandreart’ located at Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna.


  • An unbelievably emotive portrait Jandre’. Every inch is crammed with easy enjoyment and a great sense of fun. Its not often that a portrait radiates such emotion but you’ve achieved this in spades boet. Just perfect….

    November 17, 2013
  • Beautiful work.

    November 17, 2013
  • anna

    What a wonderful caharacter! So alive! Beautiful!

    November 18, 2013
  • anna

    character….I mean 🙂

    November 18, 2013
    • Thanks Jogchum

      I’m sure they are not being deliberately difficult


      Sent from my iPad


      November 18, 2013

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