There's a video of Yanny Petters - in conversation with Art historian Jean Ryan - in the midst of Yanny's current solo show of Verre Eglomisé paintings at 'Field of Vision' at the Olivier Cornet Gallery in Dublin. (details below)
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: In conversation with Yanny Petters (YouTube) 58 minutes - it's absolutely fascinating!
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The exhibition includes 75 small Verre Eglomisé paintings proportionally similar in shape to glass slides used in the old microscope. Each plant is drawn from nature, a selection from the myriad wild plants growing on about half an acre, native plants which all too often go un-noticed, but which are part of delicate and precious habitats. They include spring flowers like Celandine, Primrose and Cowslip, summer flowers such as Bluebell, Foxglove, Poppy, Forget-me-not and Clover as well as autumnal favourites like Bramble, Rowan and Hawthorn.
Tomorrow is the last chance to see the exhibition - for those in Dublin.
All visitors are asked to book a slot that suits them before coming to the gallery.
Tomorrow is also an opportunity to meet Yanny. Saturday 6 November when a Finissage will be held for the last day of the show. Yanny will be at the gallery from 2pm to 5pm. Please book a 30-minute timeslot by emailing the Gallery.
Exhibition: 'Field of Vision', botanical treasures in focus, a solo show by Yanny Petters
Venue: Olivier Cornet Gallery
3 Great Denmark Street, (beside Belvedere College, off Parnell Square), Dublin 1
Dates: 10 October - 06 November 2021
Each painting is 21cm x 8.5cm on 4mm glass and involves acid etching, drawing, painting and gilding in the technique of Verre Eglomisé. The back of each panel is gilded to cast a glow behind the plant, emphasising its preciousness, making that which is considered common more exquisite. The paintings are presented in groups of three reflecting the season, their habitat or their relationship with each other, capturing their delightful vivacity.
MORE ABOUT YANNY PETTERS
Yanny Petters is a botanical artist 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 Visual Artists Ireland, the Irish Society of Botanical Artists (ISBA), the Water Colour Society of Ireland and the Dublin Painting & Sketching Club.
More about Verre Églomisé (paintings on Glass) https://www.yannypetters.net/verre-églomisé
Yanny is represented by The Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin.
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