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 kitchen staff, made another remarkable career switch in 2017 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 John Yardley. 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, more work can be found at Landhuis Klein Santa Martha, Henry’s ultimate gin bar and Art Foundation gallery in Punda and gallery Alma Blou at Landhuis Habaai.

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

west punt    30 x 40 cm

penstraat    40 x 50 cm

achter waterfabriek   40 x 60 cm

weg naar waterfabriek  30 x 40 cm

boca sami     30 x 40 cm

road to westpunt     30 x 70 cm

maanstraat punda     40 x 70 cm

 

tablemountain   30 x 50 cm

near suffisant    35 x 45 cm

custombuilding handelskade    40 x 60 cm

interior    30 x 40 cm

chilling    40  x 50 cm

church of willibrordus   45  x 60 cm

under the Christoffelmountain  35  x 45 cm

after the rain Otrabanda   30  x 40 cm

playa canoa   40 x 80 cm

old neihgbourhood   35 x 80 cm

Banda Abou    30 x 40 cm

Banda Abou   30 x 40 cm

   Paleis van justitie 40 x 70 cm

 

 

handelskade  30 x 40 cm

 

 

lady in red 30 x 40 cm

 still life    30 x 40 cm

 

still life  30 x 40 cm

 

marina  30 x 40 cm

near Christoffelberg   30 x 40 cm

 

weg naar westpunt gato  30 x 40 cm

 landhuis knip 40 x 50 cm

old timers bij Fort Waakzaamheid   30 x 40 cm

still life 30 x 40 cm

behind the waterfactory   30 x 40 cm

double play   30 x 40 cm

curacao dry dock   30 x 40 cm

snek behind waterfactory    30 x 40 cm

 boca sami   40 x 50 cm

    

mundo bizarro  35 x 45 cm

 

grand ma   20 x 30 cm

    

playa piscado westpunt  30 x 40 cm

curacao dock at sunset    30 x 40 cm

royal marina curacao   30 x 40 cm

Shipwreck klein Curacao    35 x 45 cm

Curacao North sea jazz    20 x 30 cm

Eric Calmes 50 x 60 cm

Rob Rojer 50 x 60 cm

bassplayer   30 x 40 cm

miles jazzcafe   30 x 40 cm

Peter Paul Rubens   20 x 30 cm

take out    30 x 40 cm

 

curacao marina   30 x 40 cm

Curacao North sea jazz   20 x 30 cm

Randall Corsen 50 x 60 cm

Pernell Saturnino 50 x 60 cm

john Coltrane and wife 30 x 40 cm

restaurant fishalicious 30 x 40 cm

 

Rembrandt van Rijn  20 x 30 cm

 

santa famia church otrabanda   40 x 60 cm

curacao marina  30 x 40 cm

curacao North sea jazz  20 x 30 cm

jean Jacques Rojer 50 x 60 cm

BB King 30 x 40 cm

john lee hooker  30 x 40 cm

restaurant Kome 40 x 50 cm

 

 

Paulus Potter 20 x 30 cm

 

 

Chillin   40 x 60 cm

 

 

drie gebroeders building   40 x 50 cm

 

 

brother   30 x 40 cm

 

 

pietermaai    30 x 40 cm

 

 

sister    30 x 40 cm

playa canoa   40 x 50 cm

coral estate  30 x 40 cm

banda abou  40 x 50 cm

Chinese pottery  30 x 40 cm

 

room with a view on Landhuis Knip   30 cm x 40 cm

rioja and blue cheese   20 cm x 30 cm

 

bettine blue cheese and fonseca porto  30 x 40 cm

Kilo Kai rum by Leanez   20 x 30 cm

 

 

Ponche Caribe by Leanez   20 x 30 cm

 

 

 

time flies 30 x 40 cm

 

 

Abstract 1    30 x 40 cm

campveerse toren

 20 x 30 cm

abdij Middelburg     30 x 50 cm

abdij Middelburg     20 x 30 cm

playing domino in punda snek 20 x 30 cm

jj rojer 50 x 60 cm

jj rojer 50 x 60 cm

live music at mundo bizarro 30 x 40 cm

chinese club scharloo 50 x 60 cm

curacao birds 50 x 60 cm

live music at the gouverneur 40 x 50 cm

3 gebroeders buiding   40 cm x 50 cm

Coppola Claret and Stiltin   20 x 30 cm

Henry”s Gin    20 x 30 cm

 

 

 

sleeping beauty 35 x 45 cm

 

inside the cathedral    30 x 40 cm

cows in the mist zeeland

 20 x 30 cm

 

 

lange jan middelburg    20 x 30 cm

skyline middelburg  20 x 30 cm

divi divi tree 20 x 30 cm

eric calmes 50 x60 cm

kenepa beach 20 x 30 cm

a day at the beach 40 x 50 cm

breedestraat Otrabanda 50 x 60 cm

view from shelterrock restaurant in barber 35 x 45 cm

rodesian ridgeback 30 x 40 cm

restaurant Fishalicious Curacao  40 cm x 50 cm

Dom Perignon and strawberries  20 x 30 cm

blue Curacao by Leanez 20 x 30 cm

   birds of paradise  30 x 40 cm

Abstract 3     30 x 40 cm

veere at sundown

 20 x 30 cm

 

abdij Middelburg   30 x 50 cm

 emmabridge   30 x 40 cm

emmabridge 20 x 30 cm

Pernell saturnino 50 x 60  cm

Playa piscado 20 x 30  cm

lagun beach 80 x 110  cm

kai organ 50 x 60  cm

otrabanda birds view 60 x 80  cm

otrabanda birds view 60 x 80  cm