What The Eyes See The Mind Believes

Private Gallery Napier is the joint collaboration of a highly talented husband and wife team, Herman van Bon and Yvonne de Wit. Herman is a much-celebrated fine art photographer who has a passion for abstract, surrealism and landscape photography that he manipulates by using many techniques to organically grow his works, just as nature metamorphosizes. Yvonne is a fine artist who specialises in jewellery design and whose highly sought after signature pieces include classic and retro-meets-steampunk ranges of signature jewellery pieces. Visits to Private Gallery Napier are by appointment only. Moreover, Private Gallery Napier has an easy to use online sales platform for your shopping pleasure.

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Herman van Bon Photography

Herman van Bon Photography


Private Gallery Napier presents the works of photographer extraordinaire, Herman van Bon.

For Herman van Bon capturing a landscape is just the beginning. Just as the seasons change in nature, so do his landscapes and subjects, especially when used as a canvas for exploration and experimentation. 

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Herman uses photo-processing styles to manipulate his work, as well as unique techniques that allow his creations to grow organically. Layer by layer, the original shot metamorphosizes into something truly extraordinary. Textures, tones, figures, symbols and quirky composites create illusions that could very well be figments of the imagination. 


Herman’s process is a journey and can take weeks but the result is a contemporary, deeply personal interpretation and a fascinating fantasia of different forms that are far away from ‘just a landscape’. Occasionally Herman uses a technique called ‘fluidization’ on his photos and sometimes, more often than not, it all comes together. 

Yvonne de Wit Jewellery Design

Yvonne de Wit Jewellery Design

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Private Gallery Napier presents the work and collections of celebrated jewellery designer, Yvonne de Wit.

From a young age, Yvonne was encouraged by her father to be aware of her natural surroundings. After moving to South Africa with her husband Herman, Yvonne immediately fell in love with her new environment. Fascination developed into a passion when the couple restored a historical succulent garden to its former glory. During this time she became inspired by the pallet of hues that coloured the country’s diverse landscapes. Collecting stones and soil specimens on her travels became a hobby and after a decade the specimens now form the base for the first of her jewellery ranges. 

The first range is inspired by Mother Earth and is referred to by admirers as a pure earth range of jewellery. Yvonne transforms her much-treasured collection of soils and stones into unique objets d'art combining South African sterling silver, copper, brass and other metals. 

The second range is her classic yet trendy retro and steampunk collection, created from new metals and at times, scrap materials.

Yvonne's signature pieces of jewellery are uniquely handcrafted in limited editions. Find out more about Yvonne de Wit here.

Online Sales

Online Sales

Private Gallery Napier offers a convenient online sales platform for the work of both Herman van Bon and Yvonne de Wit. For more information, to view the gallery and to order, click on the following links for:

Herman van Bon

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Yvonne de Wit

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  • In the United Kingdom (collection in gallery):


For more information contact greenc2@me.com 



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