New Art – New Show

Ideal Home Show – RDS Dublin

Slea Head Drive 60x90cms Oil on Block Canvas _ Donna McGee
Slea Head Drive 60x90cms Oil on Block Canvas
Slea Head Drive Painting in Room View
Slea Head Drive Painting in Room

New Art – New Show!

Continuing to paint like crazy for upcoming exhibitions – I love it!

This painting is from a trip to Dingle during the summer. We drove around the peninsula and each sight was more breath-taking than the next. We did boat trips to the magnificent Blasket Islands and climbed the highest mountains – more to come in another blog post. A return visit is a must!

See more of my seascapes here.

Next one up and counting is:

Ideal Home Show

Donna McGee at Ideal Home Show N40
Donna McGee at Ideal Home Show N40

So, Ideal Home Show is on again this bank holiday weekend in the RDS Dublin 25 – 28 th October

This is where you get the opportunity to

Create the home you love

. Interior design hub

. home advice theatres

.ask an expert

.eco expo

.build & extend

.grants and tax breaks

.financial services

.kitchen & bathrooms

.windows & insulation

to include Finline Furniture Showhouse designed by Helen McAlinden and Interiors & Design Theatre with Nick Knowles UK TV presenter

Ideal Home Show

I too, will be there at Stand N40 right beside the Interior & Design Theatre. I hope to see you there. You can get free admission for a limited period by registering at this link or failing that, message me and I will send you on some tickets gladly.

See you there!

See ya there smiley face from Donna McGee

Reflections on Wise Words

Create something that will last

The idea is not to live forever but to create something that will!

Andy Warhol

What a nice thought!

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Having recently exhibited my paintings at some big shows in Dublin, Ideal Home Show and the House Event, my mind filled with thoughts of some of the great people I met at these shows, fellow artists and of course, those who bought or showed interest in my paintings.

It is such a hectic time in the lead-up to these shows, with so much planning, preparation and things to do – the lists become endless. Then self-doubt sneaks in and creates panic!

  • are the paintings good enough?
  • do they sit well together?
  • have I enough to fill the space?
  • is there an evident theme?
  • will the framer have the frames ready in time?
  • have I thought of all the small things that make the presentation complete – business cards/name tags/ flowers ….???
  • oh! and what about….

It always works out in the end and the shows are so interesting and exciting to be a part of. It is the greatest honour when someone purchases a painting and I find myself wondering:

  • Perhaps the purchase is a gift for a special person or occasion
  • Will it hang in a home or an office
  • Maybe it will travel to some foreign country and reside there
  • Hopefully the painting will be treasured by families and friends over future generations
  • Some people request a commission to paint their favourite spot
  • Others want to purchase limited edition prints
  • How probable is it that my paintings will outlive me!
Create something that will last

So Andy Warhol’s saying seemed very poignant!

The idea is not to live forever, but to create something that will

Andy Warhol

…….so many musings ……. so appreciative to be an artist.

Conclusion:

I love my job!

Create something that will last

Here are some random photos taken over the time

– I hope you like them

You can see more seascapes here, landscapes or abstract paintings

Contact me if you wish to enquire about any of the paintings here

Paintings at Artloft – House Event this weekend

Donna McGee at Artloft House Event

Delighted to return to the Artloft with my latest paintings at the House Event this coming weekend.

24th – 26th May 2019

RDS Main Hall, Dublin 4

Stand L39

http://www.house-event.ie

Opening Times:

Friday 24th May 12pm – 7pm

Saturday 25th May 10am – 5pm

Sunday 26th May 10am – 5pm

Attractions

  • There will be a dedicated space for artists at the Artloft
  • Over 160 leading interior suppliers
  • Inspiration Stage
  • Wine Bar
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Design Clinic
  • Trend Talks Stage
  • Upcycling Demonstration and Showcase

If you are around Dublin this weekend – don’t miss it.

Hope to see you there!

Sneak Preview – Ideal Home Show

Sneak Preview Ideal Home Show N40
Sneak Preview Ideal Home Show N40

Hi there everyone!

Well the day has finally arrived to set up for The Ideal Home Show.

It certainly is a work day! The RDS Hall where the show takes place turns into a building site. Everyone has a job to do and every tool is put to full use. Within the space of a few hours, chaos turns into a certain type of order.

Just a few finishing touches for tomorrow.

The lighting will be on.

Lights at Ideal Home Show Donna McGee

There will be a place for everything with everything in its place!

Sneak preview to Ideal Home Show, Donna McGee - Ta dah!

We slip out quietly carrying our quota of tools – drills and ladders and God knows what else!

We have a nice presentation (I hope) on our Stand N40.

This stand is right beside all the talks on interior design etc.

Tomorrow I shall enjoy listening to all those tips. See more here

The Work Zone at Ideal Home Show
The Work Zone

Come along over the weekend and see / hear what the Ideal Home Show can offer you and be sure to drop by my stand at N40 and say hello.

You just might find that perfect piece of art to make your home the Ideal Home.

Ideal Home Show – Working Away

 Working away for The Ideal Home Show

 

Still lots of finishing touches  to be done, not to mention  planning and organising but it’s all very exciting stuff.

The only thing to do :

Create a checklist!

  • How is the framer getting on with all the new work I gave him?
  • Check with printer – enough business cards? greeting cards?
  • Labels / name tags / prices ….
  • Layout – now that’s a big one to decide – what goes where and which paintings sit best together?
  • Will everything be ready on time ?

and on it goes …..

I am excited about the collection I will have at my Stand N40.

It will be an eclectic mix of paintings that I think you will like.

There will certainly be something for everyone.

Into the light 30 x 40 inches - oil on block canvas
Into the light 30 x 40 inches – oil on block canvas

This really is a great opportunity to get ahead of the posse as regards  Christmas  – shhhhh!  (I am whispering here),   but this   IS   the place to go to make your design changes for your home,  or  to get that  unique gift for Christmas before all the madness starts.

So do stop by my stand and take time for a chat.

Remember, the show runs for four days, so  come and say hello – and if you’ve missed the deadline to download free tickets, send me a message, and I will be happy to send some on to you.

See you then!

Ideal Home Show – Contemporary Art

Ideal Home Show

RDS Simmonscourt Dublin – Ireland’s largest Home Show

You are invited to visit Contemporary Artist Donna McGee at Ideal Home Show

You are invited!

 


You are invited to visit Contemporary Artist Donna McGee at Ideal Home Show

Four days  26th – 29th October 2018
Friday 11.00-6.00
Saturday 10.00-6.00
Sunday 10.00-6.00
Monday 10.00 – 5.00


Irish Contemporary Artist Donna McGee Stand N40 at The Ideal Home Show

I am excited to tell you that I will have an eclectic and creative collection of artwork ranging from vibrant seascapes to impressionist abstract work that will “wow” you.

I will also have a select range of limited edition giclée prints

and

I hope to have some new greeting cards too!

This is your chance to pick up that very special  and unique gift for Christmas


gift wrapping by donna McGee
You will also get expert advice and inspiration for your home:

Check out https://idealhome.ie/free-ticket-registration/

 

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Find me at Stand N40

 

Dublin Art Society Event approaches!

The Dublin Art Society Event approaches!

The Exhibition opens 28th September at Dalkey Heritage Centre and runs through to 30th September

Dublin Art Society Annual Exhibition 2018

There is a terrific selection of paintings that will be in the exhibition, so it is well worth a visit.

I will have the following paintings on display:

Galway Hookers at Roundstone 24x18 inches - Oil on Canvas
Galway Hookers at Roundstone 24×18 inches – Oil on Canvas

Evening Seabreeze 24 x 12 Oil on canvas
Evening Seabreeze 24 x 12 inches – Oil on canvas

Convergence 20x16 inches Abstract Oil painting on Block Canvas
Convergence 20 x 16 inches – Oil on Canvas

 

Dublin Art Society will also raise funds for the very well deserved charity Pieta House by hosting a raffle for a magnificent painting donated by Olivia Hayes

Raffle in aid of Pieta House kindly donated by Olivia Hayes
Raffle in aid of Pieta House kindly donated by Olivia Hayes

If you are in Dublin that weekend, go check out the exhibition – it will not disappoint.

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Dublin Art Society Original Art Event

Looking forward to

The Dublin Art Society

annual  art event

Where:  Dalkey Heritage Centre, Dublin

When:

Friday 28th September – Official opening  6.00 pm

Saturday 29th September  10.00 – 6.00 pm

Sunday 30th September 10.00 – 5.00pm

Dublin Art Society Annual Exhibition 2018

There will be a raffle of a magnificent painting kindly donated by Olivia Hayes.  This will raise much needed funds for Pieta House.
This promises to be a really nice exhibition.  I will have three paintings for sale at the exhibition. (more later)
I hope you can come along and join us and I look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

 

House Event Continues – Last Day


House Art Loft

The House Event continues for one more day

Join me at Stand L39 in the Art Loft

Here are some photos taken over the last day or so

 

Day One and all the fuss and excitement of setting up.  What to bring, checklists that itemise drills, screws, labels, ladders …. and the list goes on and on. Starting with a clean canvas (pardon the pun) and within no time at all, the empty shell is filled with lots of paintings and hey presto – we’re ready!

House Event Continues - Last Day

Pleased to take part in the panel discussion and to talk about painting!

 

Some of the lovely visitors that came to my stand  and some paintings on their journey to their new homes.

Tomorrow is the last day so I do hope you will come along and visit if you are in the area.

Transform Your Space With Irish Art

 

House Event

Delighted to be invited to take part in a panel discussion at the  #House Event,  #TrendTalk stage  on Friday 25th May from 14.00 – 15.00 #ArtLoft

Two big paintings for exhibition at House just back from the framer!
Two big paintings just back from the framer!

House

RDS, Main Hall, Dublin 4

25th – 27th May 2018

Opening Times: Friday 12pm-7pm,   Sat & Sun 10.00am – 5.00pm

Transform your space with Irish Art from over 40 artists

Make stylish possibilities a reality

  • Leading Interior Suppliers
  • Inspiration Stage
  • Wine Bar
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Design Clinic
  • Trend Talks Stage
  • Upcycling Demonstration & Showcase

Don’t miss it!