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Thrilled that my Wearable Art silk scarves were chosen by the Ambassador from Bangladesh as gifts for the Bangladeshi Foreign Minister and his delegation on his visit to South Africa. Cold wind making life a tad unpleasant out on my run. The hills demanding, particularly with my wayward blood sugars. Found a tick munching my leg. Could be interesting. Winter weather perfect for a fondu

A painting I did in Afghanistan, of boys walking down the street outside our house. (Street 5, House No 77, Apartment 2, Ansari Watte, Shari-e-Now District) ‘Kabul Balloons’, oil on canvas board 36cmx46cm received a Special Recognition for ‘Outstanding Art’, at the ‘555’ Special Art Exhibition. Selected from 1,437 entries from 31 different countries. The towers in my painting of Central Park, are the

While we adjust to the increased Lockdown, the sea thunders with the onset of the latest storms. Grateful for our fire! And that extra glass of red wine. Stretching canvas, not my best. However, with a bit of effort, I have a new canvas waiting. During my time in New York City, I admired the artists painting various aspects of Central Park, without the confidence

Kite Runner Oil on canvas 60cmx50cm From my Afghanistan Series Pallet knife scraping away the mush of paint, as I wrestle with the portrait on the easel. Slowly evolving out of my incompetence. Shaking hands adding their own complexity to the painting.Kind of heading to the geriatric FKT’s on our usual running and cycling routes. Relieved that limb, or mechanical breakdown, are balanced by the joy

Great exhibition ‘United Emergence’ by the Knysna Arts Society for Freedom Day. A good selection of art, across a diverse spectrum. Beach walk (dog play) on a wind free morning. Courgette bilinis topped with cream cheese and sweet peppers. Grilled chicken breast, anchovy dressing Caesar salad with hot smoked salmon. The Peter Goff Wood’s recipe for chicken and leak pie filling sensational. A small artwork

This a salute to everyone who has survived and endured a year of uncertainty with Jan Raat’s award winning COVID-19 lockdown artwork. ‘Hold the Open Heart', Oil on Newspaper and Canvas 100cmx150cm by Jan Raats is an 'LICC Official Selection’ Winner, singling it out as ‘one of the best’ in the 2020 Edition of the London International Creative Competition. This piece is painted on

Japanese Anemones Acrylic on canvas 20cmx20cm Home. A tad stressful, with pilot having to ‘thump’ the plane down in poor visibility and rain. The runway in Jozie, flanked by drifts of pink and white cosmos flowers. A sure sign that autumn is approaching. Painted a million times, I’m always a tad apprehensive about finding something new to say. However, the architectural stem shape and archetypal

Detail from my painting ‘Fish Market’ Oil on cotton 150cmx50cm Hanging in Mum’s house. The glories of a mature Highveld garden, with trees offering shade from the fierce summer sun. A garden where delicate white Japanese Anemone blossoms sparkle against green and grey foliage. Rumbling thunderstorms, overlying the birdsong of wood hoopoe trying to make a hole in the nesting log. Barbets, red chested woodpeckers, grey