Figures, Flowers & LA

Acclaimed East Belfast artist Aly Harte is taking her original works into the heart of South Belfast with a solo show in Canvas Galleries, Stranmillis, just across the road from GOC.


‘Figures, Flowers and LA’ focuses on her much sought after dancer series, her passion for California and new works based on her love of wildflowers.


Speaking ahead of this exhibition, Aly said: “I’ve exhibited around the country but this is the first time I’ll be exhibiting in South Belfast. It’s so nostalgic as I lived across the road from the gallery during my art college days.


“I’m excited to share inspiration in my exhibition from a recent visit to Los Angeles where I’ve recreated my memories of strolling along Santa Monica Pier, the importance of movement for our health depicted in my dancers and wildflowers which I observed all around the city last summer.


“I will be showing 20 original works in oil on canvas and all will be available to purchase directly from the exhibition.”


Awarded a first class honours degree and a distinction in her Masters in Fine Art, Aly is passionate about placing importance on everyday moments, objects and places in her oil paintings and pastel work.


As a creative entrepreneur, Aly helps women to know and to love themselves from their brain to their bones. She believes she is on a journey of self acceptance and invites women to join her on that journey via her blog and social media channels.