Dublin born artist Donna McGee has a background in financial services. Since her early days, she has had a passion for painting. Having juggled to create a sense of balance with family commitments and a busy work life, she opted to pursue her love of art. Immersing herself fully in the art-world, she set up a studio at her home.
She is largely self-taught and has developed a unique style, encompassing a diverse range of influences.
Donna loves travel and is a regular visitor to the west coast of Ireland. She strives to capture the restless elemental forces of the Irish landscape and to celebrate its timeless beauty in her work. Her preferred medium is oils. She combines the use of palette knives which allow for the creation of rich textures in impasto style, resulting in a dynamic and raw energy.
Weather permitting, Donna paints outdoors (en plein air). She is a regular visitor to the annual international event in Wexford Art in the Open. This is Europe’s largest open air painting festival.
Donna has had two very successful Dublin solo exhibitions and regularly participates in a number of group exhibitions throughout Ireland including Art Source, Ireland’s premier Art Fair.
Her work is represented in collections both in Ireland and abroad. She has received a number of international awards.
Her paintings can be viewed most Sundays in Merrion Square, Dublin.
You can read her Artist Statement here
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