Donna McGee Fine Art

Donna McGee Fine Art

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.

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