-  Messing About with Paint   -  Burqa

Acrylic on Canvas Board 12cmx10cm

The first painting I did after arriving in Afghanistan in 2003. 
The city grey in the depths of winter. 
The oppression of women symbolized in the men on Buskashi horses, painted in the black associated with the Taliban, towering over a women. 
Imprisoned in her blue burqa, but not cowered, with the splash of red under the burqa.

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.


  • Very effective painting – tells the story

    March 30, 2015
    • Thanks Mary. For all its chaos, my soul was at peace there

      March 30, 2015
      • Beautiful comment.

        March 30, 2015

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