... Viv Levy, MA RCA says of Jan's work: "We are privileged if we can witness a moment of the chase - without interfering or killing. Film capture these moments, it can speed them up, slow them down, stop them dead; the still camera seizes the split second and saves it forever. They record nature, they unveil mystery, they dissect movement, they stop time and they diffuse awe. In Jan's paintings the beasts have not been tamed, they retain their dignity and their mystery, they are not hunted, nature is still operating and there is no final outcome. The tension between the materials used on these canvases works to compliment the movement of the subjects. Some of the images are almost entirely obscured, and yet we still sense rustling in the bush and are compelled to discover the source beating under layers of paint. The beasts in these paintings are as elusive on canvas as they are in their natural habitat. They reveal and camouflage themselves through patterns in the mists and shadows in the sun, they hunt and flee beneath layers of texture, their journeys are mapped by eroded patches of gold, silver and bronze leaf, their landscapes are cracked by layers of oil paint, glazes and resin as if they had been literally baked by the African sun."