Irish botanical artist Yanny Petters's solo show of Verre Églomisé paintings opens today at The Olivier Cornet Gallery.
It has a rather beautiful title - “Come with me, I’ll show you something beautiful” / “Komm mit mir, Ich zeig' Dir ‘was Schönes” which is a quote by her mother, the late Wilma Petters.
Yanny Petters is renowned for her detailed paintings of plants and their habitats.
This exhibition has been created in memory of Yanny's mother, Wilma Petters, in appreciation of what she passed on to her through her garden. Yanny says
“My mother often said, “come with me, I’ll show you something beautiful”. Most often this was a small detail, an example of my mother’s sense of wonder and appreciation of all things great and small. I thank her for instilling the same sense in me, that I might share it with others through my paintings, raising awareness and appreciation of the beautiful and bizarre in a natural world which is constantly generous and rewarding".
The exhibition features 12 paintings/panels on glass which you can see by clicking the link in the exhibition title (above).
These depict the twelve months of the year in the artist’s County Wicklow garden & celebrate the gifts of the artist’s mother to her daughter. The Verre Eglomisé panels tell stories about the artist’s relationship with her mother.
The works celebrate a love of nature and a sense of curiosity and scientific enquiry, the gifts of artistic talent and the telling of stories of elements of our environment which we all too easily take for granted.
The exhibition was opened this afternoon by Fionnuala Fallon, Author and gardens correspondent
[UPDATE 10th October: Yanny tells me that the gallery was apparently packed to the doors and nine out of twelve paintings sold at yesterday's private view!]
Venue: The Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street (beside Belvedere College, off Parnell Square) Dublin 1
Dates: 9 October - 6 November 2016. (It opens to the public tomorrow - 10th October)
Opening hours: Tues to Fri: 11am to 6pm (till 8pm on Thursdays)
Sat & Sun: 12 noon to 5pm Closed on Mondays (or viewing by appointment only)
Catalogue: The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with a preface by art historian and storyteller Jean Ryan.
[Find out more about Verre eglomise - Reverse Glass Painting ]
This is about the medal winners from the 4th Annual Botanical & Floral Art Exhibition opens at Bloom in the Park.
The exhibition had a very busy first day on Thursday with numbers visiting the Garden Festival up by 4000 on the first day alone! This resulted in good sales and over 25% of the paintings were sold on the first night!
The exhibition was opened on Thursday 2nd June and medals presented by Seamus O'Brien, head gardener (and plant hunter) of Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens who has been enormously supportive of the development of botanical art in Ireland. He can be seen below with Yanny Petters who helped organise the exhibition.
Links in the names of the medal winners below are to their websites. Where there is no link there is no website. The link is only included in the first mention of the name of the artist.
Botanical Art Medal Winners 2016
Best in Show
Floral Art Medal Winners 2016
The exhibition also includes floral art.
Best in Show
The 4th Annual Botanical & Floral Art Exhibition continues until Monday 6th June with two talks at 2pm this weekend:
Below are the three of the ladies who hung the exhibition - Lynn Stringer, Holly Sommerville and Yanny Petters (with Siobahn Larkin) - with Seamus O'Brien.
The 4th Annual Botanical & Floral Art Exhibition opens at Bloom in the Park today (Thursday 2nd June 2016).
The exhibition includes 56 botanical artworks in watercolour, gouache, ink, drawing or fine art print by artists from all over Ireland. This year it has gone international and includes entries from botanical artists from Korea.
Location: The Gallery at the Phoenix Park Visitors’ Centre
during the Bloom in the Park Festival in Phoenix Park, Dublin
Dates: 2nd - 6th June 2016
Times: 9am - 6pm
Talks: Talk (2-2.45pm) on topics related to botanical art
The exhibition was hung in The Gallery at the Phoenix Park Visitors Centre by Yanny Petters, Holly Somerville, Lynn Stringer and Siobhan Larkin on Monday.
Awards and medals for the artwork will be announced later today following the judging. I'll be doing a blog post later this week about who won the awards and this will include photos of what the exhibition looks like.
(These were the award winners in 2015 - pdf file)
All artwork is for sale and you also get to meet and talk with some of the artists - and maybe buy a beautiful painting for your home or office!
Note about Bloom in the Park
Bloom in the Park is based on the success of similar successful formats such as the RHS Chelsea Flower Shows and RHS Hampton Court Palace shows. It is sponsored by Bord Bia - the Irish government agency charged with the promotion, trade development and marketing of the Irish food, drink and horticulture industry.
This exhibition of botanical art by Irish artists will be held at the Ranelagh Arts Centre at 26 Ranelagh, Dublin 6 between 5th and 19th May 2016. (click the link to see location on a map of Dublin)
The participating botanical artists are:
A Call for Entries for Botanical Art at Bloom in the Park 2016 in Dublin, Ireland was published recently. The deadline for entries from botanical and floral artists for this prestigious Irish exhibition is the 31st March 2016.
4th Annual Botanical and Floral Art in Bloom
Below is a summary of information about the exhibition
Call for Entries - information
Here's a summary of the Call for Entries:
Who can enter?
In the Botanical Art category, the judging panel will look for three-dimensional drawings of appropriate subject matter where colour, tone and composition result in a pleasing and balanced portrait. Most important are botanical accuracy and the application of technique. Presentation and labelling are also considered.
How many works can be entered?
Has anybody tried using this form?
I'm curious about the entry form. It's not generally possible to enter data into a pdf form - I tried by downloading the form and then tried to complete it. I would normally expect the submission form to be:
Note: I'll be sending a link to this blog post to the entries email address.
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