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Acrylic and recycled water bottle butterflies on canvas 50cmx60cm.

A study for a larger work with a softer approach to the saltbush mark-making on the recycled plastic water bottle butterflies. A more restful composition that uses the translucence of the plastic to better effect.

Joan Mitchell’s influence in the colourful, compositional rhythms and vivid emotion that takes inspiration from the lotus flowers of Vietnam.

Estuary busy with the influx of seasonal yachts and despite the Covid Lockdown beach closures there has been a steady increase in the number of holiday makers in town. The Studio busy with the curious, the bored and the occasional interested collector.

A few rough days with unhappy blood sugars. Slowly normaliser with the help of concerned friends who ensured our socially distanced meals were as diabetic sensitive as possible. Chef Santi made us a delicious peppered fillet with garlic and red wine porcini mushrooms, served with roast olives and vegetables.

Early ride curtailed at the Red Bridge with a nail in the back wheel, which also punctured the rim tape. As I don’t carry a tube, and don’t think I have the strength to get the tyre off the rim anyway, I ended up running back to the Studio. Fortunately, I have flat pedals and trail shoes, so running with the bike is relatively straightforward. The raised lugs that grip my trail shoes took chunks out of my leg!

Anniversary dinner at J9, with Champagne from Follet and Tribaut. Perfect for the hot summer weather.

A trio of fish starter from Clare. Boccorane with blinis (or crunch garlic toast), crispy calamari heads and salmon wrapped in courgettes and topped with wasabi avo and mushrooms. Served with Glenwood Semilion Sauvignon Blanc Grand Duc and Villion Henning Chenin Blanc.

Terry’s scrumptious Terrine de Compagne, served with 2014 Meerlust Merlot and Radford Dale Black Rock Chardonnay 2015.

Coreta did a superb Coq au Riesling, the Nigella recipe (link below), with piles of roasted cauli steaks, rather than noodles for my diabetic sensitivity. Radford Dale Black Rock 2013 from the depths of the J9 cellar, which flowed through to Terry’s delicious lemon panna cotta.

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.


  • Scrumptious food photos. Love how the butterflies have turned out!

    December 19, 2020

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