Art Source 2016 – Donna McGee Fine Art

art source rds donna mcgeeGetting excited and busy preparing as time is fast approaching for one of the greatest  Art Fairs of the year

Art Source 2016

Stand A10 – Donna McGee Fine Art 

With an estimated 120 contemporary artists and 22 Irish and international galleries gathering together to showcase :

  • Paintings
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Textile Art
  • Glass Art
Where:  Main Hall, RDS Dublin
When:   Preview  Thursday 10th November 5pm – 9pm
Friday 11th November 11am – 9pm
Saturday 12th November 10.00am-6pm
Sunday 13th November 10.00am-6pm
Meet me and the other artists in person where you will see cutting edge contemporary art, abstract, landscapes, realism, portraiture.
  Art Source 2016 will have something to suit everyone’s taste.
If you wish to come to this exciting event, please send me a private message and I will be happy to send on an invitation to you.

Hope to see you there!

Nepal Emergency Fund

Raffle for Nepal Emergency Fund

Nyatapola Temple, Bhaktapur, Nepal 10 x 20″ Mixed Media
Nyatapola Temple, Bhaktapur, Nepal 10 x 20″ Mixed Media

In light of the recent devastation in Nepal, that has claimed the lives of over 6,000 of its people,  I am asking that you give whatever you can afford. Your name will go into a raffle which will take place on Sunday 10th May and you could own this painting.   I will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Nepal emergency fund.

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Late Rembrandt at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Having just returned from Amsterdam and a visit to the  Rijksmuseum  I was so pleased to discover the presentation of the first major retrospective view of the late work of Rembrandt. This is  a once-in-a-lifetime event to see this  collection from the great Master of the Golden Age, Rembrandt van Rijn.

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Merrion Square Art – 25 Years On!

Art on Merrion Square celebrates 25 years!

Recently, Merrion Square Artists celebrated 25 years  of Art on the Square. The mood was festive and the artists  decorated their pitches with bunting and balloons.

To add to the ambience, the sun was shining and the music from the  Soul Picnic  festival in Merrion Square park complimented the day as the various artists sang their hearts out.

There was prize giving,  face painting and  a fun day was had by all.

The Mystery Man
The Mystery Man

Merrion Square  is a  Georgian square   lined with Georgian red-brick houses;  Leinster House, Natural History Museum,  and the National Gallery.

The exhibition of original paintings on Merrion Square began in 1985 and has continued to grow ever since. The exhibition has now expanded  to three sides of the  Square covering over half a kilometre of railings and can be viewed every weekend and all year round.

Georgian Building Doorway, Oil Painting 12x10" © Donna McGee
Georgian Building Doorway, Oil Painting 12×10″ © Donna McGee

The Catholic Church purchased Merrion Square park as a possible site for the first catholic cathedral in Dublin. The park was leased in 1974 by the St Laurence O’Toole Diocesan Trust (acting on behalf of the Archdiocese of Dublin) to the Dublin Corporation for public use and named in honour of Archbishop Dermot Ryan by the City Council.   It has since come up for review again and it would seem that the new name for the park is,  Merrion Square Gardens.

The park also hosts a flamboyant statue of    Oscar Wilde ,   the Irish writer and poet (1854 – 1900).  His former residence  was No. 1  Merrion Square from 1855 to 1876, however, since 1994 the house has been taken over by The American College Dublin.

Statue of Oscar Wilde in Merrion Square Gardens
Statue of Oscar Wilde in Merrion Square Gardens

Walking the park is a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.   Maintained at a high level, the park  boasts  a magnificent display of shrubs and flowers for all to enjoy in the heart of Dublin city.

Oftentimes, other events take place,   such as the Street Performance  World Championship  which should not be missed.

Then,  feast your eyes on some great  original paintings displayed on the railings every Sunday,  whatever the weather! You will find me at  No. 90 (identified by brass number plates) on the north side of the Square.  Why not drop by for a visit and say hello.

What a great way to spend Sundays!

Words of Wisdom – Art

Words of Wisdom:

  • Art is a rollercoaster ride – not a merry-go-round!   Harley Brown
  • Every artist dips his brush into his soul and paints his own nature into his pictures! H W Beecher
  • Observation is our most trusted teacher!  Harley Brown
  • Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it!  Salvador Dali
  • Painting is just another way of keeping a diary! Picasso
  • Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes – Art is knowing which ones to keep! S Adams
  • Art is not what you see, but what you enable others to see! Degas

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Donna McGee exhibition at Art Ireland
Donna McGee exhibition at Art Ireland

November 2008

A closer study of one of my paintings by an interested observer  at Art Ireland in RDS Dublin.


 

Solo Exhibition

 Rathfarnham Castle

Donna McGee Solo Exhibition at RathfarnhamCastle, dublin 2008
Donna McGee Solo Exhibition at RathfarnhamCastle, Dublin 2008

Many thanks to all those who attended my first solo public exhibition in Rathfarnham Castle during the week of 12th October 2008.

The opening night was a big success and great fun was had by all.  The exhibition was opened by Karen Harper, Curator for the Nora Dunne Gallery, followed by a drinks reception.

My thanks also to those who gave their support in helping me to organise the exhibition and special thanks to Carmel McDonnell, Karen Harper, Jess Walsh. and Ger Harmon.


The Martime Festival, IFSC, Dublin Docklands 2008

Donna McGee Exhibition at Dublin's IFSC Docklandsy-2008
Donna McGee Exhibition at Dublin’s IFSC Docklands 2008

My exhibition of paintings receiving very close scrutiny by the locals!


Greystones  Arts Festival 2007

Greystones Arts Festival hosted an Arts Trail in various locations around Greystones.  An open submission process invited artists to submit their work ,  which was evaluated by Mary Tuohy and Medb Ruane.  Two of my paintings were selected out of a total of 24 chosen pieces in all.  This event was supported by Cherrylane Fine Arts  in Delgany, Co. Wicklow.