Yanny Petters has been painting exquisitely detailed portraits of wild plants since the 1990s. Her love and interest in botanical art stemmed from her work as a signwriter where plant themes were common in decorative design. As well as working in watercolours and oils Yanny also specialises in 'painting on glass', a technique she has been developing since her signwriting years. 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 Wicklow Mountains National Park and the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. Yanny teaches a variety of watercolour painting techniques as well as drawing from nature. The purpose of her work is to raise awareness of the wonders of nature and especially the wild plants of Ireland. Yanny has recently won the Adams Auctioneers Award at the Watercolour Society of Ireland Annual exhibition as well as a gold medal at Bloom for her watercolour works. She recently was awarded a Merit by the Golden Fleece Award.
Yanny is honoured to have two works in the WCSI collection. She is a member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, the Water Colour Society of Ireland and the Dublin Painting & Sketching Club. Yanny is represented by the Olivier Cornet Gallery in Great Denmark Street, Dublin www.oliviercornetgallery.com
Yanny teaches water colour technique to adults at the Schoolhouse for Art in Enniskerry, www.schoolhouseforart.com. Co. Wicklow and will travel to do workshops with local art groups.