PrizeHonorable Mention in Painting
CompanyJandreart Studio
ArtistJan Raats

A car-guard in Ashton. The portrait is defined by his red hat which I did with an underpainting of French yellow. The rose and raw Sienna mix balanced the face with the yellow tones of the red hat.

Harnessing the emotion of chaos and conflict of his work as a humanitarian in some of the most incredible places on earth, Jan invites you to engage in the unforgettable conversations behind each unique art piece, while observing his painting style, using only his fingers to create vibrantly colourful Impressionistic images. Jarring angles and intense colours give way to flowing curves and pockets of calm. Capturing a moment, a feeling, an expression. Initially trained at the Johannesburg College of Art, Jan has won numerous international awards