About the Artist

BackgroundArtist Donna McGee

Following a career in  Financial Services, Dublin born artist Donna McGee  pursued her lifelong passion  in the creative process.  She developed her artwork and set up a studio at her home following her dream!

Her business background coupled with her passion for the arts, extended to her involvement in the voluntary sector.  She was engaged  in the provision of adult education courses at a local community level and was a founder member of a local arts group, providing exhibitions and marketing opportunities at a community level for several years. 

Continuing her love of learning, she is currently undertaking a Postgraduate course at Trinity College Dublin, in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship.

Inspiration

Largely self-taught Donna has developed a unique style. She encompasses a diverse range of influences arising out of her love of  travel, not least, the spectacular coastlines of Ireland.  Observing and capturing the restless elemental forces of this landscape and celebrating its timeless beauty is central to her work.

She is drawn to the allure of stormy skies, vibrant sunsets and observing the ever-changing light. It creates an emotional response  and a spiritual connection with nature.

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

Process

Donna works in oils and her paintings have an ethereal feel, more evident in her abstract work.  Sometimes she incorporates surrealist  elements to create greater mood and atmosphere, thereby, her interpretation of the subject matter is transformed rather than  merely recorded.  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

 

With  successful Dublin solo exhibitions, she participates in a number of other group exhibitions throughout Ireland.

She exhibits in many exhibitions throughout the country and has enjoyed great success at Ireland’s premier Arts Fair,  Art Source, Ideal Homes and House Event.  She ships worldwide and her paintings can be found in many collections both in Ireland and across the world.

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

Read here about feature articles of her work and    international awards.

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