Enjoy the journey through my galleries and the stories associated with each painting.

 

 

Should you have any queries, contact me at jandreart@gmail.com, or call us on +27786105104, or even better, stop by the studio at Thesen Harbour Town, in Knysna for a glass of wine.

Portraits

Portraits are visually arresting, enhancing the room they’re featured in. I approach each portrait with the purpose of capturing the essence of their lives, formed by the narrative of the stories that I gather by sitting listening to them. Shared moments. Vital. Unique. Mesmerising. I strive for simplicity, so that the mood and energy in…

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Elephants

Tentative first strokes, as if the painting needs to settle itself into the canvas. A bit like a dog circling on its bed before it finds the position that fits its body. Slowly it takes on its own life and the shadows begin to mould themselves into the folds of skin, colours merge and the…

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Botswana

Tentative first strokes, as if the painting needs to settle itself into the canvas. A bit like a dog circling on its bed before it finds the position that fits its body. Slowly it takes on its own life and the shadows begin to mould themselves into the folds of skin, colours merge and the…

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Afghanistan

Sitting on the step of the house looking up to the castle glowing in the clear autumn light. It’s still chilly enough to raise goose bumps, pomegranates glowing like Christmas baubles in the sunlight slanting across the garden. The first kites of the day, brilliant against the washed out blue sky.

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Red Bridge

Oil on Linen 40cmx50cm Available $1,200.00 The gardens in Tokyo.   Elements of the ancient Japanese woodblock prints, ukiyo-e “images of the floating world”.   Inspired by the a ‘tree artist’ working on his living sculpture at the Kiyosumi Gardens, striving for the simplicity of breathing.

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