Up The Shankill

Fine Art Belfast Print

Two iconic Belfast black taxis make their way up the Shankill Road.


The viewer’s eye follows their route as they creep up the road towards Woodvale.


Overhead, the Black Mountain keeps watch.


Filled with detail and energetic mark-making, this Shankill Road is bright and busy represented by texture, detail and flashes of vibrant colour.

From 95.00

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.

Up The Shankill painting hanging in cosy restaurant -- Una O Grady Paintings
The story behind...

Up The Shankill

The older style London black cab I’ve depicted here seems heavy and almost struggles up the hill.

I imagine the customers inside – seats that flip down and the glass panel between passengers and driver.

I’ve filled the canvas with detail, energetic mark-making and texture and I hope that in turn, it energises the viewer.

Meanwhile, on the road parallel, black taxis head up the Falls.

Same type of customer, similar taxi men complete with banter and dry wit so typical of Belfast. 

Are we really that different?

Signed By Una O'Grady