Arcadia Portrush is a Limited edition print – Scroll over the image to activate the zoom tab and see the thick layers of oil paint. Movement is really important to Aly and she wants the viewer to feel responsive to this in the marks of the palette knife. Printed by Media Design Belfast on 180gsm matte coated paper. All prints are packaged carefully and shipped via Royal Mail recorded delivery to ensure they are received promptly and damage-free.
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If you are from Northern Ireland you will recognise this familiar building and the view as soon as you look at it.
I remember my Grandmother telling of her first trip away from Armagh in her late teens was to a B&B with the family she was babysitting for. The B & B was beside Arcadia. Even until her last years when she suffered from dementia, my Mummy and I brought her to Arcadia so she could sit and watch with an ice cream in her hand.
Known for hosting some of the country’s celebrated show bands, with fantastic views of Portrush’s East Strand and Whiterocks, the Arcadia includes a (seasonal) coffee shop, and upstairs exhibition/events area, and a superb imaginative children’s play area. This outside playground has a toddler and junior paddling pool and a dedicated play area complete with giant sand toys, rope swings and climbing frames.
Aly is a Northern Irish based Artist, Writer and Educator. One of Northern Ireland’s top artists, widely known for her Belfast prints and impressionist techniques. She has several accolades to her name, most recently:
> Nominated 40 under 40
> Listed as top 100 / Small Business Saturday
> Finalist in the East Side Awards
Aly works from a studio near Belfast which is conducive to her family life with her husband and their three young boys.
She is passionate about placing importance on everyday moments, objects and places in her oil paintings and pastel work. This is one of the many reasons Aly is a well established artist in Belfast, Northern Ireland and the United States of America.
Her practice is influenced heavily by her own childhood memories of growing up in a smallholding in the Irish countryside.
Themes of the familiar and familial can be traced back as far as her degree show in 2003 when her installation “Daddy’s bread” used 795 empty bread bags (of her father’s favourite loaf) to represent each week from when her Father passed until the opening of her final exhibition.
Aly was awarded a first class honours degree and a distinction in her Masters in Fine Art which she completed following her degree. Specializing in Acrylic, oil and Mixed Media Aly has a love for creating stunning vibrant paintings. Along with a love of monochrome and simple sketches.
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I use art in all it’s mediums to express my love for the “everyday”. Coffee cups, familiar landmarks, colour associations. All of these, I believe, contribute to what is known as our “everyday”. Not only do I love drawing them, I think they are worth placing importance on.
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