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With more of the recycled plastic water bottle butterflies finished on my ‘Rhenosterveld’ artwork, I’m getting lost in the composition and have had to slow down to let a section dry before tackling the next bit.


Taking inspiration from Joan Mitchell, an American Abstract Expressionist artist whose aggressive brushstrokes and vivid colour were used to convey emotion. Much of her career was spent in France, where she settled in Vetheiul, a small town outside the city near Claude Monet’s estate in Giverny.

Prince is 4 years old!

Brenton beach play with Prince on a spectacular summer day. It also meant I could work outside the studio. Delair Graff Cab Franc rosé crafted for such weather.


With paint drying on the palette before I can get to the next bunch of mark-making, I have started another ‘leftover palette’ painting.


https://www.joanmitchellfoundation.org/joan-mitchell

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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