Jan Raats

Jan Raats

Jan Raats

In my time I have been an electronics and power system and nuclear engineer, a strategist, a project manager, a humanitarian and an artist. A career path linked by creativity and innovative thinking.

In ill health after my Mission in South Sudan with the United Nations, I was diagnosed with Type 1 late-onset diabetes, which I now successfully manage through lifestyle, supported by medication. A strict low carbohydrate diet and vigorous exercise minimises the need for medication and controls my trampolining blood sugars. I still have frozen fingers and toes and get grumpy too often, however, I’m able to enjoy a glass of wine and run and cycle like a madman.

Jandreart studio is an opportunity to engage in the unforgettable conversations behind each unique art piece, while observing my unique painting style, using only my 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.