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‘Kei River Mouth’
Oil, Acrylic and Recycled Plastic Water Bottle Butterflies on canvas.
Jury Selected for the Venezia Biannual Art Expo in Venice, Italy. The Semi0Finalists and Finalists will be announced in early April.


‘Under Offer’
What Could Have Been
Oil on Canvas 76cmx104cm
impressionist portrait of a woman

Her gentleness, and beauty shinning through the hardships of her life. A glimpse of what could have been. In a different world.

Based the portrait on Bertha Morisot’s work that she did on brown paper. Naples yellow, and raw sienna, with a touch of burnt umber, as an underpainting to create the paper background, allowing the Naples yellow to dry before applying the raw Sienna.

While the Kinesiology Tape has protected the Continuous Blood Sugar sensor for its two weeks active-time, I’m going crazy with the itching from the adhesive. Cohesive bandage a possible solution, while I wait for our pathetic postal system to get the band from the UK.

Not often I work on multiple paintings at the same time. Did the Naples Yellow under painting for a new work, while cutting out the 800 butterflies for the Commissioned work and adding to the Nyathi series.

Freezing water for my swim in the Estuary tidal current. Not an impressive swim and the cappuccino Terry brought us was most welcome.

In the Studio

Oil on canvas 76cmx104cm

impressionist portrait of an old man

Daily he walk from Montagu to Ashton through Cogman’s Kloof Pass


His face a reflection of the mountain crags.

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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