Come Along

PrizeHonorable Mention in Painting
CompanyJandreart Studio
ArtistJan Raats

Peter, and his companion 'come-along' a work in my 'Portraits of the Homeless' series of paintings where my focus is finding the humanity in the portrait. Their unique stories guiding the composition and approach. The emotional states happening to them and in them. The result of their environment.

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