My work is inspired by the minutiae of nature. I explore the detail, colour and form within the realm of plants and their environment. My wish is to share with the viewer my fascination with the beautiful and bizarre in a world which we all too easily take for granted.
Yanny Petters is a botanical portraitist from County Wicklow in Ireland. She works exclusively from life, either in her studio in Glendarragh, Newtownmountkennedy, County Wicklow or out in the midst of her subject's habitats. Yanny paints in a variety of media, including oils and water colours, and she produces exquisite drawings and fine art nature prints. She also specialises in Verre Églomisé, or painting on glass, an old and rare technique she has been developing and adapting to suit her plant portraits since her years working as a sign writer in the 1980s. Her paintings are in a number of important collections including the Dr. Shirley Sherwood Collection at Kew Gardens, London, and the Office of Public Works in Dublin. She is a member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists and the Water Colour Society of Ireland.
Floral Alchemy, an exhibition of Yanny's latest Verre Églomisé panels depicting selected Irish wild flowers and plants will be shown at the Olivier Cornet Gallery from Wednesday April 24th until Friday May 24th, 2013. Dr. Hilary Pyle, HRHA, will open the exhibition on the evening of April 24th at the Gallery's premises, 1 The Wooden Building, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
More information from the Olivier Cornet Gallery's website can be found here.
Read the press release on Culturefox.ie here.
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