About Aly

EXHIBITIONS

Current exhibition ‘Aly Harte X Harrison Lisburn road Belfast. A collection of contemporary neon paintings alongside fashion in Harrison Belfast boutique until the end of September.

‘Feels like home’ June 2022 at my previous studio in Holywood Co. Down. A release of abstract paintings. Thick paint, expressive brush marks and scores of graphite make up my latest body of emotionally rich paintings. The paintings are aptly named ‘Feels like home’ because they are an extension of me. They hold the beautiful tension between loss, humour and joy that I have grown up in. Abstract in style and uplifting in their display. 

‘Rough and ready’ December 2021 An exhibition of past and present works in my previous studio 139 High street Holywood County Down.

‘Mayim’ An online exhibition showing my love of water in Irish seascapes. This was held during COVID19 lockdown – 2020. Thick paint on little canvases.

’71’ December 2018’s exhibition of ‘71′ dainty Irish scenes to celebrate my selection for Top 100 small businesses in the UK. It was at Omnibus Home on the Lisburn Road Belfast. 

Figures, Flowers and LA – 2017 Canvas galleries Belfast ‘Figures, Flowers and LA’ focused on my much sought after dancer series, my passion for California and new works based on my love of wildflowers. 20 original works in oil on canvas. 

Placing Importance on the Everyday Parliament buildings Stormont and Belfast city hall 2018 Friday 8 March 2019 I unveiled my new collection of 12 original artworks to celebrate women. On International Women’s Day, my collection featured in the Long Gallery in Parliament Buildings Stormont depicting women. They are mothers and have, in some way, inspired my own journey in the ever fraught balance of career and family life. 

Dreaming of Summer Seahorse Gallery Belfast 2018 Pink skies and rugged headlands can be noted as I varied between palette knife work and paintbrush to bring this collection of Northern Irish seascapes to life.

Hello and thank you for taking the time to browse my website. 

My name is Aly Harte and I have been running my business as a professional artist since 2011. In that time my husband Michael and I have had three boys and we now have a dog called Mimi.

The business has grown organically around our kids and for that I am very thankful. 

My wellbeing blog is attached to the website and you can view my words and some everyday recipes by clicking the tab above.  I called the blog Darling Edna after my late grandmother who influenced my life after my Father died the week before my eighth birthday.

Other influences in my paintings include the small holding where I grew up in the Irish countryside, the places my mother, my brother and I visited after my Dad died, and the gorgeous moments we find in our everyday pattern as a family of five who love the great outdoors.

I have a passion for helping women to know and to love themselves from their brain to their bones. You can see this in the honest stories and experiences that I share on my blog as well as my art workshops and online art academy. I provide a space for women to grow creatively, even beginners, through my teaching.

When I started my podcast I wanted to share the ways in which I built my creative business. This has grown significantly and now my mentoring programme helps female creatives to own their space and to succeed in making their mark in a noisy online world.

My audience has reached across the globe because of the online workshops that I offer for corporate companies near and far. (You can contact hello@alyharte.com for availability in 2022.) Furthermore, my paintings now reside in Northern Ireland, Southern Ireland, Uk mainland, Scotland, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain and more. Each new home providing a place for my art to tell a story of placing importance on the everyday.

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