-  Diary of an Adventure   -  Country Life

It doesn’t seem possible that November is upon us. While acknowledging that the year has been truncated by my injuries from falling up, and down, staircases, the move from Knysna to Montagu and the past month by the rugby World Cup. It still seems incredulous.


Crashing blood sugars making for erratic sleeping and exhausting days.





The Studio, at Kupenda Africa Gallery, is operational and I have spent the week doing the under painting for my next repurposed plastic water bottle butterfly piece, ‘Flame’. Based on a painting I did in South Sudan, it takes its inspiration from the intensely folded rock strata of Cogmans Kloof.

Managed to persuade our clock to chime again after nearly three months of acclimatising to the dry air. It’s a beautiful sound!




Farm walk for Prince to go crazy with the farm dogs and the dams between which the track meanders. The Trail section of the route beyond what my leg could manage, but we did manage a morning walk through Montagu South that included a section of trails.


The Wine Bar ‘Konkelwyn’ at the Vic Hotel, a gem. Music is final, the terrace dog friendly, the wine selection intriguing and its fun! Thought about watching the World Cup final there, however the Halloween after party sounded frightening. Looking at the hangovers around town, probably a wise decision!



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.


  • So excited you’re painting again!!!! (Even if it’s butterflies …..) Get that leg working already! Enough now …

    November 6, 2023

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