October | 2 Day| An introduction to Botanical Illustration | Yanny Petters


October | 2 Day| An introduction to Botanical Illustration | Yanny Petters



Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st

10AM - 4 PM


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This two day workshop is aimed at those who wish to hone their observation skills and try their hand at drawing and painting from nature. Participants  will draw a chosen flower or similar subject and will be guided through the process of making a painting covering a number of techniques. The session includes a brief history of Botanical art and many insights into the life of a botanical artist.                                                                                                                                                                                                      Materials will be supplied and participants can borrow tools.

Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment.

The workshop is suitable for all levels, a small class ensures individual attention.


About the artist:


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.

Recently Yanny has been exploring Nature Print, which is a form of fine art monoprint in which the plant itself is used to print from. The technique was used in the Middle Ages to illustrate Herbals for Medicinal Plant identification.

Yanny teaches watercolour painting and drawing from nature and the purpose of her work is to raise awareness of the wonders of nature and especially the wild plants of Ireland.

She is a member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists and the Water Colour Society of Ireland.


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