Donna McGee Fine Artwww.ArtPal.com/donnamcgee180
My inspiration to paint is derived from the desire to capture the beauty of the Irish landscape. The play between light and shadow, dramatic skies, rugged coastlines and the amazing colour and cloud formations of the Irish sunset continue to hold a fascination for me.
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 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 is both challenging and rewarding because of the speed in which one has to work in order to capture the changing light. 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