Strandhill Co.Sligo Painting in Acrylic 7 x 5 *SOLD*




Strandhill is painted on Acrylic and is canvas 7×5

The thick blue and white paint depicting waves crashing, look closely and you will see little windblown figures on the beach. Each glimpse reveals more detail. 

A great gift for art lovers.

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Strandhill – 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


Strandhill is everything.

It is an old-world village of friendly people; it is Knocknarea; Maeve’s mystic mountain, and it is the strand washed by the white-maned breakers of the Atlantic.

Dr Canon Thomas Anthony Finnegan 1978


The Coolera or Cuíl Irra Peninsula is the half-promontory known as Leath Ros.

It has a long and very interesting history. A visitor only needs to look up to the summit of Knocknarea: the most prominent hill on the Coolera peninsula, to see evidence (in the form of a prehistoric cairn) of human civilisation dating back five thousand years.

From the top of this dominant feature of the landscape you can see, on a clear day, a panorama of the counties of Sligo, Donegal, Derry, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Longford and Mayo, you can see Slieve League in Donegal – Ireland’s highest sea cliff – and all the way to Croaghaun Mountain in Mayo.


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

More about Aly

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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