Good Morning in Napier, South Africa.
Today until Friday (27-30 December): CREATIVE NAPIER.
17 local artists present their work in home studios and venues throughout the village and Studio98 along the main road is in the middle of it. Daily from 10 to 4
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A ‘Photo-Graphic’ is basically a photo (or photo-collage) with added textures and digital in-painting/drawing. Exactly like that and without the use of special photo software that does it all for you (such a Smart Editor, etc.) Creating a ‘Photo-Graphic’ my way is very time consuming; sometimes it takes days before I’m satisfied and a few days afterwards I’m sometimes not so satisfied.
Here are some I’m not satisfied about but you may still like it.
Between 27 and 30 December there is the art event Creative Napier in Napier, South Africa. 17 artists from the village present their work in their home studios and in venues in the village. My work can be seen at Studio98 along the main road. and you will certainly not see the ones below…..
17 artists show their work in various home studios and venues throughout the village and Studio98 is in the middle of all.
Studio98 presents the unique works of Jewellery Designer Yvonne de Wit and Photographic Artist Herman van Bon
(no mainstream art)
27-30 December: CREATIVE NAPIER. 16 Artists in Napier, South Africa open their studios for you to see and be surprised. Studio98 along the main road (art photography and exclusive jewellery designs) is in the centre of it all with many, many surprises!!!For your agenda — Studio 98
Photo-collage of an African Fish Eagle and Spanish photo-model Maria Angeles -Porcel showing off earrings made of Sterling Silver combined with natural bonded earth minerals/pigments.
In the meantime preparations for one of the largest art events in the Western Cape, South Africa: The Greyton Art Walk this weekend (2-4 December).
Over 100 selected artist are spread around in the little town. The main venue is the DR-Church Hall. You will find me there with some photographic art.
Herewith we like to invite you to two art events in which we both participate.
The first one is the Greyton Art Walk, 2-4 December, in Greyton where you can find us in the DR-Church Hall.
The second one is at home (98 Sarel Cilliers Street, Napier) during the art event Creative Napier; 27-30 December (see below for more information).
At both events we will show new works (photographic art by Herman & new jewellery designs by Yvonne)
You are Welcome!!!
Greetings from Napier,
Herman van Bon & Yvonne de Wit.
Pop – Up Art Week
27- 30 December 2022
Tuesday to Friday: Daily from 10am – 4pm.
Napier is renowned as an arty town. During December 2022, the artists of Napier will once again show just how creative this little town really is.
Building on the success of two previous art routes, the CREATIVE NAPIER ART WEEK, will take place again from 27 December to 30 December, when 17 artists will show their work. Private studios will be open to the public, giving a rare peak into the creative world of the Napier artist community. Many walls in other venues like restaurants, shops and cafes will also be used to display exhibitions.
Mediums range from traditional painting to photography, photographic art, collage, ceramics, jewellery, botanical art as well as contemporary painting. CREATIVE NAPIER offers a fantastic selection covering most art forms and appealing to a wide range of art lovers.
During 2021, visitors from far and wide came to this creative event in the Overberg. Holiday makers to Hermanus, Struisbaai, Arniston, Gansbaai and even from Cape Town (etc.) enjoyed the cultural outing, a welcome break from the beach days and used the opportunity to purchase quality art directly from the artists.
Maps will be available at all the exhibiting venues, as well as Napier restaurants.
More information available on social media:
Facebook: @Creative Napier
Participating artist include:
Nastasha Minyon Sale
Nelis Singels (Rewild Art)
Helen Vale Xanos
Herman van Bon (Studio98; Photographic Art))
Juanita Coetzer ( SA Photography)
Lisé-Marè Botha (Nizhóní),
Yvonne De Wit (Studio98; Jewellery Design)
Niels Bastiaensen (Photography)
Jon Daamen (Floral Art)
At Studio98 along the main road in Napier you will find the work of jewellery designer Yvonne de Wit and photographic artist Herman van Bon.
A brief introduction:
Yvonne de Wit studied Fine Art in the Netherlands and lives since 22 years in South Africa.
Mesmerised by the colourful palet of the Overberg mountains she began to collect stones and soils. After a few Land Art projects she started to combine her collection of earth particles with copper, brass and Sterling Silver into pieces of jewellery that reflect the land in a different way.
Each piece is an ode to Mother Earth.
Her jewellery is recognised by a growing number of jewellery collectors around the globe for their design originality and the use (combination) of natural resources.
Since April 2016 Yvonne has her studio in Napier in the Western Cape; about 90 minutes drive from central Cape Town.
“Born in the Netherlands and currently living in Napier, South Africa, photographic artist Herman van Bon explores the poetic qualities of photography. His images highlight the ethereal beauty of the landscapes around him; we loved how so much of the visual action takes place in the sky, with terrestrial life — trees, grass — merely a secondary character in a much bigger story”. – Ben Huberman (WordPress)
“Wat T.T. Cloete in sy gedig sê is waar: ‘die aarde is deur een dichter gemaak’. Mensen soos Herman van Bon het die gave om dit dmv fotografie vast te lê …. Dankie!” – Awie van Wyk
“The Hieronymous Bosch of the digital era”. – Lizia Nieman (RIP), L’Art Niemaclature
“In the Eye of the Beholder of Herman van Bon is a surprising and lovely image from South Africa” – Review of group exhibition in LAC Los Angeles in LA-Times
“Herman van Bon has an amazing eye for capturing beauty”. – Kamalini Govender in Tales and Dreams (USA)
“I just love the inventive, nuanced, beautiful and surprising work Herman van Bon keeps doing.” – Douglas Moorezart (USA)
“For the love of BEAUTY …… the photography of Herman van Bon …. this kind of work really hits me so deep that i feel sparks flying inside my head and the inspiration to produce MORE art then just wells up naturally within me. Thank you, Herman van Bon ….” – Johan J. Steyn
Studio98, 98 Sarel Cilliers Street, Napier.
Contact: email@example.com 060-7124001 (Herman van Bon) or 082-7120273 (Yvonne de Wit)
Instagram: @yvonnedewitjewelry @hermanvanbon