Donna McGee Fine Artwww.ArtPal.com/donnamcgee180
My inspiration to paint is driven by a visceral response to the world around me.
The Irish landscape charms me into capturing the play between light and shadow, dramatic skies and rugged coastlines. I am fascinated by the amazing colour and cloud formations of the Irish sunset.
It could be said that I go around with my head in the clouds – Figuratively speaking of course!
My goal is to capture the essence of this beauty and share it with you in order to stimulate a sense of well-being and harmony.
I also love to travel and experience different panoramas and cultures. I have a particular affinity with the East and visits to Vietnam, Cambodia, etc. contribute to how I view the world around me. It releases a whole new perspective and allows scope for the imagination to run wild. The possibilities are endless and something that I enjoy taking to whatever destination the journey dictates.
I like to work mainly in oils, manipulating its properties to create layers of rich texture. I work on my painting until I feel it can tell its own story.
I am lucky enough to live near the coast and also the foothills of the Dublin mountains. I like to hill-walk through the countryside with camera always at the ready – finding interesting vistas to capture and work up later in my studio. Weather permitting, I like to paint outdoors (en plein air) which I find challenging and rewarding because, in capturing the changing light, work must be completed quickly. I am a regular visitor to the annual international event in Wexford Art in the Open. This is Europe’s largest open air painting festival.
I exhibit in selected galleries and group exhibitions in Ireland. My work is represented in collections both in Ireland and abroad and I have had the honour of receiving a number of international awards.
You can check out more of my work on my website / blog at www.donnamcgee.ie