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


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:

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Find me at Stand N40


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!


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!

House Art Loft

Atlantic Breeze 30 x 40 inches - Oil on Canvas
Atlantic Breeze 30 x 40 inches – Oil on Canvas

House Art Loft

Ireland’s new Interior Design Event

25 – 27 May 2018

RDS Main Hall,  Dublin 4


Opening Times : 

Friday 25th May : 12pm – 7pm

Saturday 26th May: 10am- 5pm

Sunday 27th May: 10am – 5pm

Come and join me at House  Art Loft – Stand No. L39 and see my latest works of art.

House Art Loft L39 Donna McGee

Maybe even treat yourself to a new unique piece of art that you can enjoy every day forever more in your home!

I will also have selected giclée prints and greeting cards available to purchase.

Please send me a direct message if you would like complimentary tickets to this event and I will be happy to send them out to you.

This event will be a great day out and among some of the attractions are:

  • over 160 leading interior suppliers
  • inspiration stage
  • wine bar
  •  afternoon tea
  • design clinic
  • trend talks stage
  • upcycling demonstration and showcase

lots of personalities including Dermot Bannon from our favourite TV show Room to Improve

House Art Loft L39 Donna McGee

Hope to see you there!     

House – making stylish possibilities a reality!

Done ‘n dusted – till the next time!

All done ‘n dusted till the next time!

Following a  successful paintings exhibition at PTSB  Ideal Home Show  in RDS Dublin

It was a wonderful show and I met lots of lovely new people

Here are some of the photos collected over the few days:

So to all those who visited my stand – family, friends and loyal customers – thank you!

Roll on to the next exhibition at House, RDS, Dublin 26th – 28th May where I have taken a stand in the Art Loft

An inspiring interiors event and “making stylish possibilities a reality” but more about that later!

Contemporary Art – Into the Ether – at The Ideal Home Show Dublin


Contemporary Art – Into the Ether – at The Ideal Home Show Dublin

Into the Ether Series Oil on Canvas 20 x 30 inches Donna McGee

This is a sample of one of my recent works from the Series

   Into the Ether 

I will be exhibiting some of my latest works at

the Spring Ideal Homes Show 2018 at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

20th – 22nd April 2018

Ideas and Inspiration for your home

Get your free tickets to the show by clicking on this link :


Home Owners, Home Makers, Movers and Improvers attend The Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show in search of ideas, information and the products and services they need to help them achieve their Ideal Home.

I will be located  beside the Irish Times Home & Design Theatre where there will be presentations and panels with leading interior design experts.


Find your ideal piece of art at The Ideal Home Show!

I  look forward to seeing you there.


Featured Artist at ABI (Arts Business Institute)

Donna McGee – Featured Artist

   ABI (Arts Business Institute)

Delighted to get the opportunity to appear as a featured artist at ABI – Arts Business Institute

Here is a transcript of the feature and I hope you will enjoy the read:


Painter Donna McGee shares her impressive portfolio, and shares her story of inspiration and life as a working artist.

Nature Trail 10 x 12" Oil on Canvas
Nature Trail 10 x 12″ Oil on Canvas

ABI:  You bill yourself as an “Irish Landscape Artist” – what does this encompass?

DG:  Growing up in Ireland, I have been constantly moved by our rich heritage in the arts. Whether literature or poetry, music or dance, our enduring culture has always gripped me. Never more so than the rich tapestry that painting brings to my life, and the sense of capturing the beauty that surrounds us.

The Dawning Oil Painting
The Dawning – Oil on Canvas 20 x 30″

Ireland has a coastline of almost 3,000 km. Its changeable oceanic climate provides a spectacular landscape. The mountains, low plains, rivers and lush forests provide constant inspiration.

Donna McGee Studio Shot
Donna McGee Studio Shot

Magnificent sunsets, stormy skies contrast against the rhythmic force of the ocean. The ever-changing light in this natural landscape draws an emotional response and a spiritual connection with nature. All of this natural beauty features strongly in my work.

Atlantic Force - Oil on Canvas 20 x 30"
Atlantic Force – Oil on Canvas 20 x 30″

When the weather is not so inclement, I take myself off to the surrounding countryside and enjoy plein air painting. I also participate in the annual international event in the South East of Ireland Art in the Open.

My preferred medium is oils.

Between Earth and Sky Seascape - Oil Painting on Canvas 20 x 30" reflective clouds on beach by Donna McGee
Between Earth and Sky – Oil on Canvas 50 x 70 cms

ABI: What has inspired you most as a painter?

DG:  The restless elemental forces of this great landscape compel me to capture its magic and celebrate its timeless beauty. It is my drive and hope to stir this emotional connection in the eyes of the viewer.

As evening falls in Dun Laoghaire 50x70cms Oil on block Canvas
As evening falls in Dun Laoghaire 50x70cms Oil on block Canvas

I am very fortunate to live at the foothills of the Dublin mountains and I can reach the ocean within a half hour from my home.

I have always enjoyed the creativity that painting unlocks in me. When my children were young, I seized every opportunity to devote myself to the arts, working in a home environment. In recent years, I enjoy the absolute pleasure of having a custom-built studio in my garden. There is nowhere better!

Calling from the West Coast - Fanore beach is a scenic spot in Co. Clare, Ireland.
Calling from the West Coast 24 x 12 inches – Oil on block canvas

ABI:  How do you exhibit and sell your work?

DG:  I exhibit my work through various channels and continuously explore new opportunities as they arise.

My website and an active social media footprint has also proven successful for me to exhibit and sell my work. I am considering putting a shop on my website but have not as yet taken that plunge.

Breaking Dawn - Oil on Canvas 50 x 70 cms
Breaking Dawn – Oil on Canvas 50 x 70 cms

I also participate in many group exhibitions and galleries throughout Ireland.

You can find me weekly at Merrion Square Open-Air Art Gallery  usually on a Sunday in beautiful Georgian Dublin and also at the Peoples Art in the centre of Dublin city at regular intervals throughout the year. This provides a great opportunity for visitors to view the paintings but also to meet me in person and discuss the work.

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

I am  busy at the moment preparing for two large national shows happening this Spring time: The Ideal Homes Exhibition and House 2018 an event dedicated to high-end interior design.



Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greeting and a very happy and peaceful Christmas

Merry Christmas from Donna McGee Fine Art


Immagine & Poesia 2017 Poetry on Line

I am very pleased to participate for the 3rd year to the online poetry anthology:

Immagine & Poesia E Book 2017

Immagine & Poesia 2017

Here is my entry with painting and short poem:

Immagine and Poesia - Breaking Dawn



What ‘s better than Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s words to introduce the 2017 edition of Immagine & Poesia E Book ?

In the words bearers of light we see every and each one of you Poets and Artists, you who have sent your contributions from different geographical areas and different cultural backgrounds, showing that Art and Poetry can open a way to Beauty and to Peace.
 Let’s see this beautiful anthology as a little step towards mutual understanding and sincere friendship.
Once again special thanks to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet-icon of the Beat Generation and to Agneta Falk Hirschman who have joined us.

Poets and artists around the world unite through art, beauty and peace

A special thanks  also to Lidia Chiarelli and Huguette Bertrand

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Preparations for Enniskerry Christmas Art Exhibition

Hanging paintings and preparations underway  for opening night at

Enniskerry Christmas Art Exhibition

holly - donna mcgee fine art

I love Christmas and I especially love  Enniskerry at Christmastime, so I took a few photos in advance of the opening tomorrow night.
I hope you enjoy them.

Here is a reminder of the details of the exhibition:

Enniskerry Christmas Art Exhibition


The Schoolhouse for Art Gallery in beautiful Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow hosted by Neil Condron


Friday 9th December 7.00 – 9.00 pm

with music and mulled wine

mulled wine donna mcgee fine art

Saturday 10th December 12 – 5 pm

Sunday 11th December      12 – 5 pm

holly - donna mcgee fine art

A great opportunity to pick up

a unique and special Christmas gift!

There will be a superb range of original paintings and prints available to purchase by over twenty professional and amateur artists over the weekend.

Don’t miss it!