Looking After The Pennies

Fine Art Belfast Print

This study is a memory from St. George’s Market many years ago, before it became popular with tourists.


There’s justhint of the building’s unique windows in the background. The viewer’s eye goes directly to the woman’s elderly face.


Her focus is on her open purse. We look down past her overcoat towards her fingers that fumble with change.


Her other hand grasps a handbag and white plastic carrier bag.

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Prints come in 5 approximate sizes:

  • A0: 841 x 1189mm
  • A1: 594 x 841mm
  • A2: 420 x 594 mm
  • A3: 297 x 420 mm
  • A4: 210 x 297 mm

Please note, these are approximate sizes. The final size of the print will depend on the aspect ratio and size of the original painting. Not all prints are available in all sizes. The available sizes can be found in the “Size” dropdown above.

Delivery charges will added at checkout, and are calculated according to shipping address. Large prints (A0, A1, A2) are shipped rolled in strong-walled postal tubes. Small prints (A3, A4) are shipped strong cardboard flat envelopes. Originals are carefully boxed & packaged. A tracking number is emailed to the customer at time of posting. Further information about Delivery can be found on the FAQs page.

Una’s Fine Art Giclée prints are produced using German etching or Photo Art Silk paper and pigment inks that are museum quality.

Each limited edition print has a surrounding white border and Una signs, numbers and titles each one.

  • Prints & Originals

All originals and prints are sold unframed.

It is highly recommended that they are brought to a local framer for a professional and well protected finish. We can provide advice on framing options on request.

Counting The Pennies Painting hanging in cosy red living room -- Una O Grady Paintings
The story behind...

Looking After The Pennies

We can all identify with this wee woman. Her face is full of her history. An amalgamation of everything that life has thrown at her (good and bad).

I believe that it’s a beautiful face.

Why is she ‘looking after the pennies’? Is she trying to stretch out the pension? 

I sense that she’s not one to put herself first as her overcoat is very worn looking. Is she trying to have enough left over to buy the grandchildren gifts?

What kind of life did she lead? Has it always been tough making ends meet?

Maybe today she can allow herself a small treat.

Signed By Una O'Grady