A little about the original
Acrylic on A4 paper.
This painting is presented in a mount and cellophane wrap.
The colour palette is strong and vibrant, whilst blues, greens and whites catch the eye, darker shades make an appearance depicting the different depths and movement within the headlands.
A stunning piece which would hold space on any wall.
A great gift for art lovers.
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The inspiration behind the painting
‘Mayim’ the Hebrew name for water.
My ‘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.
Mayim prices starting from £159
About the location
During the visit of the Belfast Water commissioners to the Stoneyford Waterworks. on Wednesday, one of the party, who is adept in the use of a gun, shot a wild duck, and acting on a suggestion made at luncheon put up the bird for auction. The proceeds to be devoted to charity.
The duck was sold and resold, each declared purchaser generously handing it back to be put once more under the hammer of the temporarily constituted auctioneer and the handsome sum of £18 10s was realised. It was subsequently decided to forward this amount to the Lady Mayoress for her Chrysanthemum day fund and also to ask her acceptance of the bird.
Lisburn Herald, September 16, 1916
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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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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