Artist Statement -

Janet was born in Port Elizabeth daughter of a Chinese restaurant owner, Gilbert Ah Kun and Chinese mother Daisy.
Studied under Hillary Graham, Alexander Podlashuc, Hilton Nel, Phil Kolbe and Neil Rodger at the Port Elizabeth Technikon from 1979 to 1982 where she received The National Diploma in Fine Art, Higher National Diploma in Fine Art and the National Diploma in Technology in Art.
Her thesis was on The Life and Works of Dorothy Kay, one of South Africa’s foremost Portrait painters.
Janet had her first one man show in 1983 where one of her works sold to an American Politician and 2 works are in the South African Embassy in London.
Janet has works in Germany, Australia, Canada and various cities in South Africa.
Janet presently resides in Durban South Africa with her son Jonathan.

I love Art and I love to paint and my works are affordable
to the man in street as everyone
should be able to access and love art. It should not just be for the wealth. I enjoy nature and appreciate God’s creation. That same creative ability is in us as we are made in the likeness of God so I paint anything on Commission from The Taj Mahal to seascapes to portraits to animals.
I am a Romantic painter as I paint with emotion and my work has atmosphere and feeling in the play of light and shade.

My portraits show more than a likeness and their pesonality shows through in the painting.

it is a Gift from God

Artist Exhibitions

Most recent exhibition at the foyer of Hillcrest Private Hospital in
Shongweni Durban during December 2014

Fire (d) Exhibition at Botha's hill 20 and 21 December 2014

Howick Art Society Exhibition

Art in the Park Pmb

Bathurst show

One man show in Port Elizabeth 1983

Group Exhibition at the PE Technikon 1982.1981,1980


Artist Publications


Artist Collections

Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

Artist Favorites

Personal Favorites

Personal info and favorite links and sites coming soon.