About the original
Soft pastel on a3 paper mounted and in a cellophane wrap.
Embrace the vibrant greens and soft blues in this piece of impressionist artwork.
A great gift for both golf and art lovers.
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The inspiration behind the painting
Royal Portrush is a golfing venue like no other.
Established in May 1888, originally known as The County Club and was only a nine hole course, this was soon extended to 18 holes the following year.
In 1895 it was finally named as The Royal Portrush Golf Club, with H.R.H. The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) as patron.
The club has a rich, powerful and fascinating history which embraces all aspects of the amateur game. It is centrally involved in the development of ladies golf in Britain and Ireland, and also hosts the annual North of Ireland Men’s Championship run by the Golfing Union of Ireland.
There have been many famous golfers who have played at the Royal Portrush Club at one stage or another: Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Ernie Els, Darren Clarke and Larry Mize to name a few. With Phil Mickelson and Mark Calcavecchia playing in 2002 and Davis Love III and Jim Furyk enjoying a game in 2003. Other major winners who have visited Royal Portrush include Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Steve Jones, Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw.
Graeme McDowell, Portrush born, won the US Open at Pebble Beach in 2010, and a year later Darren Clarke presented his Royal St Georges Open Championship medal to Royal Portrush, the club he adopted as his home club.
Rory McIlroy, shot a course record of 61 on Dunluce when he was just aged 16 as a signal of his intentions.
McIlroy first met Clarke on the Dunluce Links on the day he celebrated his 10th birthday.
Years later he declared: ‘There is something about this place which is very special. It holds great memories for me.
McDowell, Clarke, McIlroy and Harrington are honorary members of Royal Portrush.
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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