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Impressionistic painting of a King Protea
Wild Side beach restaurant. Simply splendid, and the setting. Perfection. Spoilt, we are.

Struggling to get the large canvas (200x150cm) canvas I need for the butterfly commission. Stock, a general problem and trimming the weight of the final painting an additional complication.

Palette for Recycled Plastic Water Bottle Butterflies

recycled plastic water bottle butterflies pallet

Dinner menu, for the predicted weather. A disaster. Storms, and falling temperatures, which inspired the Coq au Vin and Paella dishes, replaced with scorching temperatures and blue skies.

Getting the tides right to get Prince wet and cool the priority.

A fabulous trip through the beautiful Thesen canals (with that glass of wine), a treat.

Dinner menu changed to a prawn braai with a zero carb cauliflower rice. Cooked with a touch of the Coq au Vin stock! Deliciousness.

Another couple of small ‘King Protea’ commissions A busy studio. One of those days, where I managed. To mess a great deal of paint.

Impressionistic painting of King Protea

This mask thing. Stuck to the sweat running down my face, while trying to see through misted glasses, and smear paint around on the recycled water bottle butterflies, hugely frustrating!

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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