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Sad to hear that one of our characters in town has passed away. Joseph ‘Jazz’ Booysen was an amazing subject for my award winning portrait painting.

Chilly. Well, cold! For us. 6 degrees! Dog, walk around Leisure Island. Windless, silence, that touch of mist over the low-lying grasslands.

Sorting the crate for packing the paintings accepted for two exhibitions. My recycled plastic water bottle butterfly artworks will be in both, which is exciting. Particularly the curated exhibition ‘Coming Home’ at the Imibala in Graaf Reinet.

Glorious day for a braai. Keto gnocchi in sage butter with wilted spinach, followed by Caesar salad with Marie Claudes anchovy dressing.

Terry still on her virtual walk through Georgia, lamb leg on the menu. Cooked with anchovies and herbs on the Kamado Jan.

A version of Khachapuri, commonly known as ‘braaibroodjie’. Under strict mentor ship of the Braai Master – Coreta.

The secret to keeping the bread moist. Spraying with olive oil while cooking. Deliciousness, even if not the best thing for a diabetic! Serves with a touch of boerie. Paskha, with bubbles, desert.

Dragons colliding in the night skies. Lightning, thunder and a world (for a Border Collie, anyway) gone crazy. Eventually, settled in the car for a few hours while the worst of the storm headed out to sea.

Entabeni Farm for the opening of the Bambolwamai Sibiya exhibition. Intriguing work, both engaging and beautiful. Colour and fabric design with charcoal and pencil drawing in his large scale portraits, quite something.

Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations not helping my wild blood sugars. Wet running in the early morning, magical. The sun doing its best to move from under its blanket of mist and cloud. Red light on my running backpack, a strobe on the wet bricks.

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.


  • Love the “dragons colliding in the sky” . . . . inspired! Your butterfly art pieces deserve to be in exhititions, particularly your giant lotus work. Beee-ooo-ti-ful! Even better in real life. Fingers crossed butterflies are loved by all. x

    April 24, 2021

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