Like most artistic people, Tana Knyvett has more than one string to her bow. Not only can she paint like a dream but, along with her family, she runs Le Cafe Creme, a mobile French Creperie. Their classic Citreon H van has been lovingly restored and converted to serve scumptious sweet and savoury crepes, along with freshly ground coffee and a vast array of teas at events and functions around the countryside. It is available for private or corporate hire and its retro image and authentic French cafe music appeals to all ages. Tantalising crepe filling combinations are available from honey glazed chicken with spring onions & avocado, and spiced aubergine; to cherry compote with cream and chocolate with hazelnuts. Definitely one to note the next time a party is in the planning!
The collection we have on this show from Tana; who was born in Kenya; are small oils from her travels to Morocco. They aptly capture the light and life of this atmospheric part of the African continent. In the “Musicians” which sold last Saturday, the white walls and blue doors of Essaouira make this painting instantly definable to anyone who has travelled there. And quite how “Rhythm Beat” made it to this half way stage of the exhibition without selling previously is a mystery because it has singularly been the most popular work on show to date with everyone, without exception, commenting on the vibrant energy it exudes. Yesterday’s purchaser has got a gem. Six equally alluring paintings remain available for sale from the collection at this moment in time.