About the artist
Self-taught artist Donna McGee has developed a unique style. She encompasses a diverse range of influences arising out of her love of travel, not least, the spectacular coastlines of Ireland. Observing and capturing the restless elemental forces of this landscape and celebrating its timeless beauty is central to her work.
She is drawn to the allure of stormy skies, vibrant sunsets and observing the transformative effects of the ever-changing light. It creates an emotional response and a spiritual connection within the wonder of nature.
Weather permitting, she paints outdoors (plein air) and likes to visit Europe’s largest annual open air painting festival in Wexford Art in the Open.
Donna works in oils and her paintings have an ethereal feel, most evident in her abstract work. Sometimes she incorporates surrealist elements to create greater mood and atmosphere, thereby, her interpretation of the subject matter is transformed rather than merely recorded. The use of palette knives allow for the creation of rich, tactile texture resulting in a dynamic and raw energy.
With successful Dublin solo shows, she participates in a number of other group exhibitions throughout the country including the premier art fair Art Source where she enjoys great success. Her paintings can be found in many collections both in Ireland and across the world. She is the recipient of a number of international awards.
She has recently been awarded with the All-Star Lifestyle Leader Fine Art Accreditation. The All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF) is an autonomous national accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class in Irish business.
Business All-Star Accreditation is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics. It is measured on the basis of performance, trust and customer centricity.