Creative Napier

Today is the start of one of the largest art events in the Overberg region in South Africa.

14 Artists from Napier present their work in 10 different locations. All are locally relatively unknown but all are able to make a living in one or another way in these difficult times.

On display are amongst others, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photo’s, handbags (not the crafty stuff) and jewellery.

Me and my wife, jewellery designer, Yvonne de Wit own Studio98 along the main road and that is where we present our work.

Yvonne designs and creates unique jewellery of copper and Sterling Silver all or not combines with each other and all or not with a stone she makes of colourful local (South African) earth particles and pigments which she binds in a natural way. It took her 2 years of experimenting with plant material that binds earth (pigments) into a water-, heat- and frost resistent stone. The metal comes in in granulates which she melts, shapes and welds into the the final product.

As for myself I will emphasise my Haiku photography. There are only 2 photographers in South Africa who are at home in this discipline. The phenomenon is relatively unknown in South Africa contrary to that with countries in Europe, the Far East, Australia and the Americas where most of my Haiku photos end up….. Most of the Haiku photos shown below are already sold but I’m not sitting still….

Rocket Science at Creative Napier

The Hitchhiker

On display at Studio98 during the Creative Napier event 24-26 September in Napier, South Africa, where 14 local artists open their studios

The Hitchhiker is one of my ‘Photo-Graphics’ that is displayed in our Studio98 gallery along the main road in Napier

Genadendal Magic

A ‘Photo-Graphic’ is a photo (or photo-collage) with added textures and digital in-painting/drawing.

Genadendal Mission Museum is together with the Shipwreck Museum in Bredasdorp one of the best historical museums in the Western Cape, South Africa; unmatched by the ones in Cape Town.

Greyton Magic

A ‘Photo-Graphic’ is a photo (or photo-collage) with added textures and digital in-painting/drawing.

Greyton is just chosen as the South African ‘Village of the Year’ and from 19 to 21 November this year there will be the best Greyton Art Walk ever.
See you there.

The Return of the Dragons — Studio 98

A Photo-Graphic is basically a photo (or photo-collage) with added textures and digital in-painting/drawing. And yes; when the Earth trembles the old comes up.

The Return of the Dragons — Studio 98

Bull Attack — Studio 98

A Photo-Graphic is basically a photo with textures and digital in-painting/drawing. In this example I also ‘liquidised’ parts of the bull.

Bull Attack — Studio 98