There you go!

Until tomorrow there is the art event Creative Napier. 

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 together with that of jewellery designs by Yvonne de Wit, a few miniature steam engines by Kevin Doveton and ‘Tales of the forest’ by Marthie Gerber.

The first two days of this event were very successful. 

Thank you for your support.

Double Dutch

Double Dutch at Creative Napier 

27-30 December 17 local artists presenting their work in their home studios and in venues spread through the village. And Studio98 is in the middle of all!

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.

27- 30 December 2022 Tuesday to Friday: Daily from 10am – 4pm.

Napier is renowned as an arty town. During December 2022, 17 artists of Napier will once again show just how creative this little town really is. And Studio98 along the main road is in the centre of all.


Poster made by graphic artist Niels Bastiaensen. See his work at the Restio (next to OK)

At Studio98 in Napier, South Africa

27-30 December
Creative Napier 

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)

For your agenda — Studio 98

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

Greyton Art Walk

Last weekend me and my wife Yvonne (Jewellery designer) were exhibiting our work during the Greyton Art Walk. It is one of the largest art events in the Western Cape, South Africa (and certainly the best organised). We did well. Thank you!!!

Two Major Art Events in the Western Cape, South Africa.

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

Instagram: @CreativeNapier

Participating artist include:

Nastasha Minyon Sale

Nelis Singels (Rewild Art)

Jason Wyness

Helen Vale Xanos

Herman van Bon (Studio98; Photographic Art))

Juanita Coetzer ( SA Photography)

Lisé-Marè Botha (Nizhóní),

Madeleine Murray

Yvonne De Wit (Studio98; Jewellery Design)

Alex Hamilton

Edie Wilson

Niels Bastiaensen (Photography)

Jon Daamen (Floral Art)

Michele Thomas

Brenda Shelley

Jen Bam

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: 060-7124001 (Herman van Bon) or 082-7120273 (Yvonne de Wit)


Instagram: @yvonnedewitjewelry @hermanvanbon


The spin-off of the art event ‘Creative Napier’ last month keeps Jewellery Designer Yvonne de Wit busy, at least to the end of this month.

Numerous bracelets, and necklaces, etc. All for customers from Napier and surrounds plus an order from France.

Photo: Rings of South African Sterling Silver and brass with natural bonded pigmented earth minerals which I add layer after layer; a process that, including drying, takes about 14 days.

Come and have a look at her collection at Studio98 (98 Sarel Cilliers Street) in Napier. Until end of next week daily open.

African Feet — Studio 98

‘African Feet’ was for the first time presented at the UNESCO exhibition ‘The Invisible Visible’ in 2017/18 in Oslo Norway. Studio98 resident Herman van Bon was, together with 127 other photographers from around the globe, selected to participate in this exhibition. Except for ‘African Feet’ two of his other works were shown; ‘Shopping in Hopland’ […]

African Feet — Studio 98

Jewellery at ‘Creative Napier’

Yvonne de Wit is my wife and together we run Studio98 in Napier, South Africa. Yvonne designs and create jewellery made of copper, Sterling Silver combined with natural bonded (no artificial resins) earth particles/pigments which she adds layer for layer in the designated parts of her jewellery. This is a very time consuming work.

As far as known she is the only jeweller in this specialism. It took her 2 years to discover (and experiment with) the right plant material to bind the earth/pigments to a solid, frost-, heat- and water-resistant stone.

This coming weekend we are part of of the art event Creative Napier where 14 artists from the village present their work in 10 locations.

Follow the hashtag #creativenapier

CREATIVE NAPIER #PopUp Art Weekend24 – 26 September 2021Fri to Sun: Daily from 10am – 5pm.
Yvonne’s and my work at Studio98 at 98 Sarel Cilliers Street (main road) in Napier; 100 meters pass the church towards Bredasdorp.

Some more Photo-Graphics

A ‘Photo-Graphic’ is basically a photo with added textures and digital in-painting/drawing.

More ‘Photo-Graphics’ (and jewellery of my wife Yvonne de Wit) via