Malin Head A3


Malin Head

Malin Head is The original Whitehead Views was made for Aly’s MAYIM exhibition during the 2020 lockdown.  ‘Mayim’ is the Hebrew name for water. The ‘Mayim’ exhibition was a virtual exhibition that consisted of a live stream while I sat in formal attire in front of my laptop talking my audience through the various paintings. Lockdown and coronavirus meant that even the artists had to adapt!

The paintings and the exhibition were inspired by my love of water. Water and waves at the beach, water in the lakes, and waterfalls in the North and South of Ireland. I trust that you enjoy the brush or palette marks of each scene.  An array of colour showing the beautiful water at Malin Head.  If you are interested in any of my original paintings viewings can be arranged by clicking HERE


About Malin Head

  • Malin Head (IrishCionn Mhálanna) is located on the Inishowen Peninsula, County DonegalIreland and is the most northerly point of mainland Ireland. The northernmost tip is the headland called Dúnalderagh. Malin Head gives its name to the Malin sea area. Malin Head encompasses an area north of the Black Mountain. There is no specific point which details the location of Malin Head and the area is peppered with many local place names of Norse and Irish origin. There is a weather station on the head, which is one of 22 such stations whose reports are broadcast as part of the BBC Shipping Forecast. A tower built in 1805 is situated on Altnadarrow also known locally as the Tower hill.Ptolemy‘s Geography (2nd century AD) described a point called Βορειον (Boreion, “the northern”) which probably referred to Malin Head.

    Raised beach of Ballyhillin at Malin Head

    Dúnalderagh at Malin Head is the most northerly point of the Irish mainland. Dúnalderagh is about 16 km (10 mi) north of the village of Malin. The island of Inishtrahull is further north, located approximately 10 km (6 mi) northeast of Malin Head. Further north still is the most northerly landfall of Ireland, Tor Beg rock. Malin Head is home to small businesses such as pubs, restaurants, shops and a large call centre called Forward Emphasis International, which employs many of the local residents.

Malin Head is a Limited edition print – A4 IMAGE INSIDE A3 WHITE BORDER

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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.

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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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