Donnelly currently lives and practices in Gloucester. a lifelong artist and musician Donnelly recently undertook a 5 year academic career resulting in a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from prestigious Glasgow School of Art in 2017, the artist deepened practice themes and skill sets, which now span across Painting, Drawing and Printmaking, Performance and Installation works. Donnelly’s well-matured practice becomes apparent as her work frequently undergoes several incarnations and refinements through a mix of the above processes.
Donnelly develops work through various transformational processes including painting (oil, encaustic and digital), printmaking, drawing, installation, sculpture and performance, producing work in both 2D & 3D.
Process is imbued in Donnelly’s work. Her oil paintings, sculpture and etchings use methods of ‘carving’ (using a hot iron with oil/encaustic and carving/etching tools) reflecting a ‘carving’ out or revealing of a subject’s more hidden or censored aspects. In a similar way her performative work seeks to ‘carve’ out some covered over nugget of history or political interest.
Donnelly’s work has been exhibited at Supernormal Gallery, Singapore, Artpark, House for an Art lover, Glasgow, Grace Ffyfe Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh Scottish Art Club, Chimera Gallery Mullingar, Ireland, Guelph University Gallery Canada, Maker Heights Gallery, Rame, Cornwall and Artmill Gallery, Plymouth.
Donnelly’s work is held in Private collections in Germany, Ireland, Singapore, UK and Canada.
Donnelly is currently a member of Gloucester Printmaking Collective, developing her printmaking practice and is currently creating new works for upcoming 2022 summer & autumn exhibitions.