Men around the bat. Soft pastel original A3.


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Men around the bat

Men around the bat is a soft pastel piece –  Scroll over the image to activate the zoom tab and see the variation in shades.  Movement is really important to me and my hope is that the viewer to feel responsive to this in the marks on the page. 

Should you wish to see a video or the piece in person feel free to e mail for more information.

Upon purchase I will have my framer put this soft pastel piece into a bespoke mount and it will have a backing board. That way it can be framed easily using just glass and a wooden frame.


About Men around the bat

Almost fifteen shades of green make up the glow of the field and the yellow vibes of the dusty square.


The inspiration behind Men around the bat

I have a cricket loving husband and my Father in law played for Ireland in the seventies so this piece and the more recent Ireland v Pakistan painting were always in the making. Showing close catchers, this piece was so much fun to make as I wanted to create the movement and authenticity of a tense cricket game.

I am so proud of this sporting series and can’t wait for you to have the prints in your home. This print is A3 in size with the image of the cricketers set inside a white border where my signature and the limited edition number will be situated.


About Aly

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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