A bit about the painting
Acrylic paint applied with brush on a 7 x 5″ canvas board. The colours are inspired by David Hockney’s Californian paintings, which use muted blues and turquoise.
As with all original artworks the Flamingo painting will be shipped free of charge by courier or special delivery.
A bit about Flamingos
Flamingos are wadding birds of the Phoenicopteridae species. They are native to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Their name is thought to derive from the Spanish word “flamengo”, which means “flame-coloured” – a reference to their pink and red plumage. In addition to their distinctive colour flamingos are famous for standing on one leg and tucking the other underneath their body. This behaviour is not entirely understood. In spite of their distinctive colour as adults, when they hatch flamingos come out with a greyish-red plumage. It is believed their pink-red colour comes from bacteria obtained in their food supplies. They are thought to be very social birds often living in very large number within their colonies. Flamingos are the National bird of The Bahamas. In ancient Rome a flamingo’s tongue was considered quite a delicacy to eat.
About the artist
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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