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.
Necklace made by my wife Yvonne. This weekend for sale at the Greyton Art Walk in Greyton, South Africa (2-4 December). It is one of the largest art events in the Western Cape, South Africa. Two weeks ago all accommodation in and around Greyton was fully booked; merely by ‘arty’ Capetonians and Gautengers.
(Photo model: Spanish beauty Maria Angeles-Porcel)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 060-7124001 (Herman van Bon) or 082-7120273 (Yvonne de Wit)
Instagram: @yvonnedewitjewelry @hermanvanbon
Sometimes I’m asked to picture jewellery of my wife, jewellery designer Yvonne de Wit (Instagram@ @yvonnedewitjewelry). Here a few of the professional photo-models I was picturing for other purposes, who were willing to showcase some of het jewellery. It’s all Yvonne’s own design and it is genuine handmade (from melting Sterling silver pellets and other metals to the finishing touch)
Models shown below are Anette, Sheila, Eveline, Dorothy and Maryam (respectively from France, Malawi and Kenya)
Yvonne de Wit
Jewellery designer in Napier, South Africa.
Designs and create (handmade) jewellery of mainly South African Sterling Silver (sometimes also copper) and combined with natural bonded pigmented earth minerals. These are solely available at Studio98 along the main road in Napier.
Yvonne is unique in that. See also instagram: @yvonnedewitjewelry
I know her know for almost 50 years.
And what’s more?
She is my wife for life!
The last two days of the very successful art event Creative Napier ….
Some of Yvonne de Wit’s figurines on display at Studio98.
These are all her own design and purely handmade of South African Sterling Silver combined with natural bonded earth minerals/pigments.
And what’s more? These are all unique single pieces so you won’t see your neighbour with the same necklace…
Studio98 is at 98 Sarel Cilliers Street (main road, 100 m pass the church towards Bredasdorp)
Studio98 is home of Jewellery Designer Yvonne de Wit and photographer Herman van Bon.
The Art Event ‘Creative Napier’ 27-30 December 2021 is something no art lover should miss. 15 Local Artists present their work in 10 different locations.
Our work (photography and jewellery) can be seen at Studio98 along the main road in Napier. Herman van Bon is busy preparing new prints (sold last weekend virtually all the works he prepared for this event) and Yvonne de Wit will show her unique handmade jewellery such as figurines, bangles, earrings, etc.
In the past few years I’ve worked with many known and lesser known photo models. Some have quite an attitude and others are more modest but then; aren’t we all different?
Some of them I could persuade for an additional short session with jewellery of my wife Yvonne (Instagram: @yvonnedewitjewelry).
Out of gratitude to my wife and those models (from Kenya, Malawi, Europe and South Africa) here a series in black and white.
New work next to existing work. Jewellery Designs by Yvonne de Wit and Photography (+ ‘Photo-Graphics’) by Herman van Bon at Studio98 along the main road in Napier.
BTW Studio98 is DAILY OPEN during this December month.
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….