Show & Tell – Myra Jago and Yanny Petters
Please come and meet these artists for what surely will be a lively, insightful and enjoyable evening. This event is free and does not require booking.
Myra Jago is an invited artist at this year’s 192nd RHA Annual.
She studied Fine Art Painting at The National College of Art & Design, Dublin before completing her Masters in Fine Art in 2011. Myra has undertaken a six month studio residency at The Royal Hibernian Academy School in 2015 along with a number of residencies at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Jago was a selected Highly Commended Prizewinner for The Hennessy Portrait Awards at The National Gallery of Ireland in 2017 and presented her solo exhibition Now Islands at Ashford Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy in 2019. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally in US, China, Brussels, Japan and the UK.
Yanny Petters is a botanical portraitist 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.