-  Messing About with Paint   -  Shooter

Oil on Canvas 40cm x30cm
From a photo by Takeshi Akamatsu.

World Cup soccer final day seemed an appropriate time for a small painting of South Sudan kids playing the ‘Beautiful Game’ in the dusty streets of Juba Town.

The coiled action of the shooter. Balanced perfection. The goal keep, a looming presence emphasized by the impossibly tall people of South Sudan.

Over the years there have been a few paintings of kids playing Soccer.

Goal Keeper – Botswana 2005

Bush Soccer – Botswana 2005


Stone Town Soccer – Tanzania 2010


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.


  • Beautiful work.

    July 14, 2014
    • Thanks Mary. One of those that screamed STOP, and I listened!

      July 14, 2014

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