About the Artist

BackgroundArtist Donna McGee

Dublin born artist Donna McGee  with a background in financial services, always had a passion to paint.

Juggling a very hectic schedule with  family commitments and a busy work life, she chose  to pursue her love of painting.  Consequently, she set up a studio at her home.  Immersed  fully in “the dream”  she set out to create  beautiful, atmospheric and affordable art of her much loved Irish landscape for all to enjoy.

Inspiration

Largely self-taught she  developed a unique style, encompassing a diverse range of influences.  With a love of travel, not least to  the spectacular west coast of Ireland.  Capturing the restless elemental forces of this landscape and celebrating its timeless beauty in her work is central to her love of painting.

She is drawn to the allure of stormy skies and vibrant sunsets. Capturing this light contrasted against the dynamic force of the ocean draws an emotional response.  It creates for her a spiritual connection with nature.

Weather permitting, she paints outdoors (en plein air) and  is a regular visitor to Europe’s largest open air painting festival in Wexford  Art in the Open.

Process

Donna’s   paintings have an ethereal feel particularly when she gets absorbed in abstract work.  She sometimes incorporates  surrealist  elements to create an atmospheric  effect, thereby, the subject matter is transformed rather than merely recorded.

Her preferred medium is oils.  The use of palette knives allow for the creation of rich texture resulting in a dynamic and raw energy.

 

Artist Donna McGee Studio Shot
Donna McGee Studio Shot

Donna has had two very successful Dublin solo exhibitions and  participates in a number of group exhibitions throughout Ireland.

She  exhibits at Art Source, Ireland’s premier Art Fair, Ideal Homes and House Event   with great success.

Her paintings are  represented in collections both in Ireland and abroad.

She is a member of Visual Arts Ireland , Merrion Arts Association and The Dublin Art Society 

 

 

Her paintings can be viewed most Sundays in Merrion Square, Dublin and also at the People’s Art Exhibitions in Dublin city at regular intervals throughout the year.

You can read here about feature articles of her work and    international awards.

Read her Artist Statement here

 

 

 

 

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