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Sun out, monstrous seas at the Heads. The challenge to paint seas that dance. Carefree, with wild abandon. Yet, restless. Full of power. Van Gogh’s ‘Seascape at Saintes-Maries’, an inspiration, as is the incredible abstract painting by Turner, ‘Storm at Sea’.

Sunshine on the balcony of the apartment making for perfect afternoons where the wine evaporates. Waters of the lagoon, an inviting mirror smooth surface on which to paddle.
Dark evening. Power out. Sky full of stars. The moon starting to make an appearance. Chilly outside it is! Not that there is anything to complain about, after a sunshine filled day, with hardly a murmur of wind, which enabled us to enjoy sundowners on the terrace of the apartment. The builders haven’t started to break the place up, which is all good as we refine our thoughts on what we want. Discard more of the superfluous, that seems traditional, rather than functional.
Quotation in from the builder for the alterations. Breathtakingly large numbers. More than hoped for. What, given the complexity, was expected. Time for a bottle, or two, of wine, before a dinner of Terry’s Boef Bourguignon.
Dad and Mary visiting for a few days in Wilderness. The chance to stop and look out over the sea, rather than our normal habit of dashing past.

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.

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