Fine Art Gallery

Jakke, the artist

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Jakke(1953), West Flemish for Jan, was born on the island of Walcheren, close to the Belgium border, is a doctor in biology and learned to observe and sketch form the animal and plant kingdom during the first years of his biological study. After getting his degree he became a researcher in biochemistry at the Free University of Amsterdam. In the 80s, getting tired of the academic world, he opened a restaurant in his native Middelburg and put his creative ideas into cooking, becoming a well known chef. Getting tired of the Dutch climate and government rulings, he moved to Curacao in the 90s, where he became chef/owner of Landhuis Daniel, a former plantationhouse transformed into a small hotel and restaurant.
Francke, who takes it more easy now, but still functions as a mentor/supervising chef for his young kitchen staff, made another remarkable career switch in 2016 and started to paint and became passionate, if not obsessed, by aquarel painting. In a very short time he mastered a very acceptable level of technique by copying work of his favorites: Alvaro Castagnet, Joseph Zbukvic, John Singer Sargent and Hercule Brabazon. Now the focus of his work is on developing an impressionistic style of painting Curacao scenes: the nature, architecture, people, traditions, but also decay and pollution. Call it urban landscapes of his beloved Curacao.

There is a permanent exposition of his most recent work in the main house of Landhuis Daniel and at Landhuis Klein Santa Martha.

If you are interested in one or more of his paintings just email us with your questions and Jakke will be happy to assist you

catch of the day

 35 x 45 cm

Inside the  cathedral 

 25 x 30 cm

otrabande anno 1920

 30 x 40 cm

statue in Paris 

 20 x 25 cm

stairs and columns 

 35  x 45 cm

praying for the food after Nicolaas Maes 

 20 x 25 cm

Birds of paradise

 20 x 30 cm

floating market

 20 x 30 cm

Masai warriors

 30 x 45 cm

taxidrivers playing domino 

 20 x 30 cm

Crazy taxidriver cuba

 20 x 30 cm

porch landhuis ascension

 30 x 40 cm

Live music at the Gouverneur Curacao

 25 x 35 cm

Church Otrabande Curacao 

35 x 45 cm

Scuba Lodge Curacao

 25 x 35 cm

Shipwreck klein Curacao 

 35 x 45 cm

scharloo vergane glorie

 20 x 30 cm

voormalig stageburo hoogstraat otrabande

30 x 40 cm

floating market curacao 

 50 x 80 cm

pollution and decay curacao

 20 x 30 cm

toko willibrordus 

 30 x 40 cm

floating market curacao

 25 x 45 cm

snack in bonaire

 30 x 40 cm

harbour Veere Zeeland

 35 x 45 cm

porch of Landhuis Ascension Curacao 

30 x 40 cm

coffee break 

30 x 40 cm

Live music at Gouverneur Curacao 

 30 x 40 cm

trago lady

 30 x 40 cm

Playing dominoos at Punda snek Curacao

 30 x 40 cm

smoking a cigar after Alvaro

 30 x 40 cm

Big mama Curacao

 30 x 40 cm

blues brothers after Alvaro Castagnet 

 30 x 40 cm

fighting cock Dominican Republic

 20 x 30 cm

Chinese pottery

30 x 40 cm

room with a view on Landhuis Knip

 30 cm x 40 cm

greek pottery

 30 cm x 40 cm

amphora

 20 cm x 30 cm

Geisha 

 20 x 20 cm

Kai organ Curacao

 30 x 40 cm

Landhuis Ascension

 30 x 40 cm

Dutch masters – Jan Steen

 20 x 30 cm

Dutch masters –  Rembrandt

 20 x 30 cm

Coppola Claret

 20 x 30 cm

Blue Curacao

 20 x 30 cm

Kai organ Curacao

 30 x 40 cm

Dizzie Gillepsie?

 20 x 30 cm

Here title

 Here dimension

handelskade curacao

 30 cm x 40 cm

room with a view on Otrabande

 40 cm x 60 cm

Pet lover 

 20 x 20 cm

Cartagena 

 30 x 40 cm

Marshe bieu Curacao

 20 x 30 cm

Dutch Masters Paulus Potter

 20 x 30 cm

Dom Perignon and  strawberries

 20 x 30 cm

Kilo Kai spiced rum

 20 x 30 cm

Barbershop in old Spain

 30 x 40 cm

Bas player

 20 x 30 cm

Here title

 Here dimension

Insulinde, now scrap

 30 cm x 40 cm

Delft blue tobaccopot near Caracas bay 

 30 x 40 cm

Angelique snack Bonaire

 30 x 40 cm

Fort church Punda 

 30 X 40 cm

Landhuis Klein Santa Martha 

 30 x 40 cm

Dutch masters – Peter Paul Rubens

 20 x 30 cm

Dutch masters – Frans Hals

 20 x 30 cm

Rioja and blue Stilton

 20 x 30 cm

Ponche Crema Curacao Liquor

 20 x 30 cm

Curacao anno 1700

 20 x 70 cm

older Dominican couple

 35 x 35 cm

Coming soon

 20 x 30 cm