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George Best – Simply the Best- Pocket Square

Contemporary artist Stephen Whalley has created this exquisite pocket square from a series of oil
paintings from around his homeland of Northern Ireland.
Growing up in East Belfast Stephen knew he wanted to be an artist from the age of 5. His relatives
grew up alongside George Best at school and he remembers talking about him at family gatherings
at his Grandparents house near the Cregagh Estate. He loved to hear about the legendary footballer
known to be ‘The Best footballer in the World’ and his amazing talent!
‘Geordie’ as his father called him, was known for his amazing style both on and off the pitch and to
celebrate this local Northern Ireland icon Stephen painted the famous East Belfast man and made
him into one of silk designs for his collection.

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Giants Causeway Pocket Square

The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption.
It is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles northeast of the town of Bushmills.
The north coast holds lots of fond memories for Stephen. Going up in Belfast a trip to the north coast every few months was
always a family treat back in the 1980’s. He loves the mythical stories associated with the geological rock formations and as
an artist, the views and sunsets inspire him to return every few months now with his wife and two boys to carry on that old tradition.

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Newcastle, County Down Pocket Square

Contemporary artist Stephen Whalley has created this exquisite pocket square from a series of oil
paintings from around his homeland of Northern Ireland.
Growing up in Belfast, Newcastle, County Down was always a place Stephen and his family visited
during Easter and Summer holidays. During these visits he has lots of fond memories of the very
famous Helter Skelter and the swans everyone used to have fun on.
These nostalgic memories are an important part of Stephen’s painting process and he likes to capture
the joy and colour in a particular place with the remembrance of happy family memories.

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Belfast Pocket Square

Contemporary artist Stephen Whalley has created this exquisite silk pocket square from a series of oil paintings from around his homeland of Northern Ireland.
Born in Belfast in 1977, Stephen grew up learning all about the shipyard from his father who worked there as a ‘plater’ for over 45 years. This iconic image of the Belfast cranes, Samson and Goliath has been depicted in oil and produced on 100% pure silk to make his Belfast pocket square.
Samson and Goliath are the twin shipbuilding gantry cranes situated at Queen’s island at Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Northern Ireland. The cranes, which were named after the Biblical figures, dominate the Belfast skyline and are landmark structures of the city.

Size: 28cm x 28cm
Material: 100% Silk

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Hedges Pocket Square

Contemporary artist Stephen Whalley has created this exquisite silk pocket square from a series of oil paintings from around his homeland of Northern Ireland.
The area around the Hedges has recently seen an explosion of tourist activity due to its association with the famous American TV series, which has been shot here in recent years.
This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century.
It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland.
Stephen felt compelled to paint this scene as it has been a major boost to tourist activity here in Northern Ireland.

Size: 28cm x 28cm
Material: 100% Silk

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Holywood Pocket Square

Contemporary artist Stephen Whalley has created this exquisite silk pocket square from a series of oil paintings from around his homeland of Northern Ireland.
Growing up near Holywood in County Down Stephen has viewed some of the most amazing sky’s at sunset, which happen most evenings over the Belfast lough and has found painting inspiration here for many years. This image has been painted from Kinnegar looking out over the Belfast lough at sunset on one of those very nights.
Holywood over that last number of years has become well known for its famous golf prodigy Rory McIlroy who grew up there and has put Holywood, County Down on the world sporting map.

Size: 28cm x 28cm
Material: 100% Silk

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Portballintrae Pocket Square

Contemporary artist Stephen Whalley has created this exquisite silk pocket square from a series of oil paintings from around his homeland of Northern Ireland.
As a young boy Stephen remembers visiting Portballintrae on family holidays and noticed the sense of beauty and wonderment from the coastline looking out over the bay. The oil painting which was produced on canvas to produce the pocket square was one of a number of North Coast scenes commissioned by a number of residents in the Portballintrae area.
Portballintrae (from Irish: Port Bhaile an Tra, meaning “port of the beach settlement”) is a small seaside village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is four miles east of Portrush and two miles west of the Giant’s Causeway. It was originally a fishing village; a cluster of whitewashed cottages nestled around the horse shoe-shaped Ballintrae Bay.

Size: 28cm x 28cm
Material: 100% Silk

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