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Acrylic on canvas 20cmx20cm

‘Nyathi’ Series, the theme for my 30 paintings, in 30 days my challenge. Inspired by the photo’s from Addo, the peace and tranquility of being in the bush. To increase the dramatic effect of the small 20cmx20cm canvases, I worked with a limited palette of white and black (dark grey mixture of Ultramarine blue and Burnt Umber).


A minimalistic approach, the line-art technique has its roots in San rock-art, which can be found in caves in the Zuurberg Mountains, at the foot of which lies the Nyathi rest camp. While fine-line rock-art, is brush-painted. Khoekhoen and Bantu-speaker rock-art is finger-painted. I’m blurring this technical distinction, using my fingers to creat the line-art.

Crispy duck breast, Ottolingi salad. Halloumi and tomato starter.

Sudden downpour in the early hours had me scrabbling to get cushions out of the rain. Wet run on Thesen, the air full of the scent from the flowering yesterday-today-tomorrow shrubs. The rain, a chance to get fertilizer onto the garden pots.


Beach walk after a day of storms.

As expected the ‘outdoors’ led light string has fizzled in the rain. However, the recycled plastic water bottle butterflies have survived the winds and storm. Will need to rethink the lighting.


diabetic meal

The worlds best Caesar salad, with Marie Claude’s anchovy dressing. Scrumptious. The  Sangiovese based ‘Hercules’ from Stella-Kaya, perfect.

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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