Ideal Inspiration for Ideal Home Show

Gurteen Bay.jpg golden beaches of Connemara along the wild atlantic way
Gurteen Bay.jpg

Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show is coming around 12th – 14th April 2019 RDS Dublin.

Returning to my stand N40 once again to exhibit my paintings, feels good as it is right beside the Interiors and Design Theatre.

I love this spot because I get to listen to all the interesting talks on home design ….. and I’ve a birds eye view of everything going on all around me.

Advice, Ideas and inspiration for every home.


Ideal Homes

Inspiration

Never short on inspiration to paint, I was slightly troubled as to what I might exhibit this time.

After some consideration, I decided to settle on what I love to do best –

Seascapes

As luck would have it, we got a very nice gift voucher for a two night stay in Westport, West of Ireland – along the beautiful Mayo coastline.

Discovering new places

So much to see and do in this magic spot. Croagh Patrick, was all pervasive and we reminisced about the difficult climb that we had done the year before on this pilgrimage site. This was certainly not to be repeated at this windy and cold time of year. So, we were just as pleased to admire its majestic qualities from a distance (phew!)

Carrowmore Beach Co. Mayo
Carrowmore Beach Co. Mayo

We drove around the coastline and discovered a beach that surprisingly enough, I had not been to before – Carrowmore Beach.

Carrowmore Strand is a Blue Flag Beach and it is one of the rarest wildlife habitats in Europe and in Ireland. It commands spectacular views of Clare Island, Achill Island

Right beside that beach we came upon Bertra Beach

Jumping for joy
Jumping for joy

Bertra Beach was equally charming and we discovered that this is great surfing area that stretches into Clew Bay.

Catching the Waves
Surfing in Carrowmore
Surfing in Carrowmore

We continued to explore the area and came upon such lovely scenes. No matter what time of year you travel around Ireland, each season has a superb offering of colour, vibrancy, wildlife wonder winding its path along The Wild Atlantic Way.

.Just another lovely west of Ireland road!

And so, after my very nice adventure to Co. Mayo – I came home and began a new painting of Gurteen Bay. Gurteen is just outside Roundstone, Connemara and not too far from where we had visited. Gurteen Bay is yet another well frequented and favourite of mine. It has a unique horseshoe shape alongside Dogs Bay. The wild headland stretches out into the Atlantic between the two beaches.

Gurteen Bay, Connemara - Wild Atlantic Way 20x30 inches - Oil on Canvas
Gurteen Bay, Connemara 20 x 30 inches – Oil on Canvas

So, I hope you like it. I will have it with me at the Ideal Home Show for purchase.

Here’s hoping that you will join me there over the weekend of 12th to 14th April. For extra encouragement, here is the link to avail of free tickets for admission to the show.

I will have lots of new work with me.

I think I can say truthfully that I sure did get:

Ideal Inspiration for the Ideal Home Show.

Hoping to see you there!

Only Three Days- Ideal Home Show

Only three days to Ideal Home Show launch!

 

Undying Love - Oil/Mixed Media on Block Canvas 36 x 12 inches
Undying Love – Oil based Mixed Media on Block Canvas 36 x 12 inches

I’m continuing to work away towards the launch of the Ideal Home Show this coming Friday.

Hectic but happy,  I thought I’d take some time out (by way of a little diversion) to tell you about the painting

“Undying Love”

Undying love side view Oil Painting Donna McGee

I have created many of these canvas flower paintings in the past.  So much so, that I have  similar paintings in my home as they hold  enchantment or magnetism that I am drawn to.

I had been commissioned to create some pieces for a business a long time ago.  Recently, I had the pleasure to see my paintings “in situ”

ourple flowers donna mcgeepurple flowers mixed media donna mcgee

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was so pleasing to me to discover that the owner still loved the paintings all these years later.  They had taken on a life of their own and  become conversation pieces.

As an artist, there is nothing nicer than to get some positive feedback on where your paintings have travelled to and become a part of a new home or  business place.

It’s a   g-o-o-d   feeling!

I will have a selection of these paintings available at Ideal Home Show.

If you are in Dublin, come take a look and stop and chat for a while.

I’d love to see you.

(Just a few tickets left –  Contact me if you would like free tickets)

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