Clifden Arts Trail

Delighted to have my work in the window of Hehirs of Clifden  at the

Clifden Arts Festival

Clifden Arts Trail

Galway Hookers at Roundstone in Hehirs of Clifden
Galway Hookers at Roundstone – at Hehirs of Clifden for Arts Trail

 

A short while ago, I had the  absolute delight to catch the Regatta in  the very charming village of   Roundstone in the heart of Connemara.  Since then,  I have gone mad painting Galway Hooker fishing boats because they are so majestic, beautiful and strong.

Roundstone is on the west coast of Connemara an area of outstanding natural beauty and inspiration for many artists with hills, valleys and beautiful coastlines.

 

A day for Fishing 16 x 12 inches - Oil on block Canvas
A day for Fishing 16 x 12 inches – Oil on block Canvas

The Galway hooker is a traditional fishing boat used in Galway Bay off the west coast of Ireland. The hooker was developed for the strong seas there. It is identified by its sharp, clean entry, bluff bow, marked tumblehome and raked transom. Its sail plan consists of a single mast with a main sail and two foresails.

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

There are so many interesting  places to visit in Connemara, for example:

The Lone Rider 14 x12 Oil on canvas
The Lone Rider 14 x12 Oil on canvas

 

The rugged, glacially sculpted backdrop to Roundstone is the majestic mountain of Errisbeg, which rises to almost 1,000 feet. No visit to Connemara is ever complete without a visit to the harbour village of Roundstone. It is an ideal base from which to explore the wonderful ice-age scoured and lake-strewn Roundstone Bog. South of the village the crescent-shaped beaches of Gurteen and Dog’s Bay and their intervening tombolo draw thousands each summer. 

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The Trio 10 x 20 inches – Oil on Board

 

 

 

Galway Hooker Boats 16x12 inches - Oil on Block Canvas - Donna McGee Art
Galway Hooker Boats 16×12 inches – Oil on Block Canvas

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Connections Art Fair

Connections Art Fair

 

Galway Get Ready!

Irelands best contemporary artists at the Radisson Hotel, Galway for Two Days Only.

Sat & Sun 12th & 13th August 2017.

11am – 7pm.

Exhibits include Fine Art, Mixed Media, Jewellery, Photography. Free Kids Art Zone.

Meet, Appreciate or Invest in Irelands best contemporary artists. Free Raffle draw for Galway Piece.

Take a look at some of the paintings I will have with me:

 

Hope to see you there.
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Connemara Views

A recent trip from Galway city to Clifden  and on to Cleggan left me feeling much inspired.

It was a cold and wet day  but the constant changing light danced around the rugged  landscape,  shifting its mood and tone as it contrasted  with the Twelve Bens   mountain range to the north. Sheep grazed in the surrounding  bog-lands that were illuminated by shades of gold as time stood still.

This painting reflects my memory of the trip.

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Connemara View 10 x 12 Oil painting on block canvas © www.donnamcgee.ie

While I am speaking about the glories of Ireland and its rich countryside, may I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day