The Unintentional Artist Stand Alone tutorial – Portstewart Strand


An online tutorial to stretch your creativity!

Whilst lockdown has stopped in person workshops the online teaching is booming! And as much as I love to teach you all face to face I have created this product with YOU in mind.

Easy to access, done at your own pace and totally flexible to everything going on around you at home.

This tutorial is flexible and you are free to stop and start as often as required.

It is suitable for anyone of any ability. If you are intermediate or have completed a workshop of mine in the past I would consider you very suitable for this. I say this because my students will have completed colour theory and already have a basic understanding of mixing colour which is something we will be doing during this tutorial.


You will need a pencil, a paintbrush, five acrylic paints, two soft pastels, paper and a canvas if you wish.

The video is a link to a private YouTube channel and you have access to it for one month from date of purchase. All details to access this will be emailed within 72 hours after your purchase is made.


Access to all of Aly’s free online tutorials can be found HERE

Access to Aly’s monthly teachings can be found HERE


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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Here is a place where you can find recipes, information on physical wellbeing, travel and home ideas as well as life ramblings.

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.

This blog is an extension of my creativity.

I convey a realistic (the good, the bad, the funny, the sad) view into the life of a family woman, a homemaker and a business woman on a journey of physical and mental wellness.

Have fun navigating the site and don’t hesitate to send me a note if you want to know more.




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