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 ]
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