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Self-taught artist Donna McGee has developed a unique style. She encompasses a diverse range of influences arising out of her love of travel, especially 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 which she wishes to share with you.
Drawn to the allure of stormy skies, vibrant sunsets and the transformative effects of ever-changing light reveals a sense of the extraordinary in the ordinary. It creates an emotional response, a spiritual connection within nature arousing a sense of comfort through its familiarity.
She mainly works with oil paint and is currently enjoying working with encaustics. Her paintings tend to have an ethereal feel, most evident in her abstract work. At times, 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.
Where you will find her:
With a number of successful solo exhibitions, she participates in group shows throughout the country and online internationally, 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. Her work has been featured many times and she is the recipient of a number of international awards. Donna was awarded tax exempt status for her work by the Irish State on the basis that her work is of cultural and artistic merit.
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Some background information:
Donna formerly worked in the financial world and studied at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School (University College Dublin).
She has a curious mind and a love of learning. She returned to college in pursuit of furthering her knowledge in technology including the study of Digital Media Production, specialising in Graphic Design at the Digital Skills Academy and a post-grad in Trinity College Dublin, in Creative Thinking, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Awards & Recognition by National Body
The All-Ireland Business Foundation is an autonomous national accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class in Irish business. It is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria.
It is measured on the basis of:
- Customer centricity.
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