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Val Byrne

Val Byrne

Bray, Wicklow

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Welcome to My Ireland

I was born in Dublin and attended University College Dublin graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. After a short spell of working in London I returned to Ireland and set up an architectural practice which was very successful. After becoming a member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland I was elected a Fellow in 1985.
In the early 70’s the practice expanded overseas and eventually had offices in Nigeria, Sudan and Libya along with doing work in other countries in Africa.
With a strong interest in genealogy, inherited from my father, I was elected in 1992 Chieftain of Clan O’Byrne and eventually was elected Chairman of The Clan’s of Ireland.
From an early age I always painted and this I carried on all during my professional career.
In the early nineties I retired from Architecture to indulge my artistic aspirations and opened an art gallery in Bray. Probably because of my architectural background my work has been very much influenced by the urban environment of an island surrounded by water. So the vast bulk of my paintings reflect typical Irish buildings in landscapes and the many harbours around the coast of Ireland with various degrees of quirkiness relating to the nature of Ireland.
This has proven to have been very rewarding both spiritually and visually which has left me with a deep knowledge of Ireland along with a very large archive of around two thousand images of Ireland painted over a period of 20 to 30 years.
Patrons have included three Presidents of Ireland, Jane Kennedy Smith, former US Ambassador to Ireland, Dept. of Foreign Affairs for many paintings in Irish Embassies throughout the world, many other Government Departments, Private and Corporate art collectors in many countries.
I hope you will enjoy through my paintings what I have enjoyed in travelling the lenght and breath of Ireland and the privilege of recording it for posterity.

Val Byrne, B.Arch., FRIAI. artist.

All of my images are copyright and may not be used without my permission.
If you are interested in an original painting of a particular scene or would like a signed and numbered limited edition print please contact me by email.

You may view me on video on youTube painting a watercolour on at an art exhibition /workshop.

https:www.youTube.com/watch?v=urtznGoQ5E

and for a different look at Ireland browse www.mywobblyireland.com Enjoy !

 

CHRISTMAS WISHES TO EVERYONE by Val Byrne

 

Check in Here by Val Byrne

 

Santi ? by Val Byrne

 

Map of Ireland by Boazio by Val Byrne

 

Its a long long way to America by Val Byrne

 

Christmas 1938 Dublin Opinion by Misc

 

Feb 1938 Dublin Opinion by Val Byrne

 

Feb 1938 Dublin Opinion by Val Byrne

 

Feb1948 Dublin Opinion by Val Byrne

 

Feb 1938 Dublin Opinion by Val Byrne

 

The Sales Man by Val Byrne

 

Brown Stallion, Omey by Val Byrne

 

the Finishing post. Omey, by Val Byrne

 

Omey Races, Galway by Val Byrne

 

The Post Car, Clifden, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Well worth the drive accros Lough Mask by Val Byrne

 

The Lucky Star Bar, Kilronan, Aran by Val Byrne

 

The Turf Donkey by Val Byrne

 

Blue boat at Greystones Harbour by Val Byrne

 

Lighthouse on Inis Boffin, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Ballydehob Recolections by Val Byrne

 

The Knave wins by Val Byrne

 

Sceilig Micil from Teraught, Kerry by Val Byrne

 

Blue Boat at Cloondara Harbour. by Val Byrne

 

Cloondara,A Shannon by way. by Val Byrne

 

Richmond Harbour in Cloondara, Co Longford by Val Byrne

 

The Locks at Cloondara, Co. Longford by Val Byrne

 

Sunset on Cloondra, Co. Longford by Val Byrne

 

More thro the window on the world by Val Byrne

 

The Craic is mighty Ireland by Val Byrne

 

Reflections by Val Byrne

 

7073 Two Black Solutions by Val Byrne

 

An Fear lies an Gitar by Val Byrne

 

Allihies sunset, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork by Val Byrne

 

305 Frys Chochies in Killarney, Co. Kerry by Val Byrne

 

775 Decaying Elegance in the Liberties, Dublin by Val Byrne

 

Green pram in the Liberties by Val Byrne

 

The Pint Man by Val Byrne

 

The Galley off New Ross, Wexford by Val Byrne

 

Neiphin Sunset, Mayo. by Val Byrne

 

History of the Cladagh, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Cahir Castle 1599, Tipperary by Val Byrne

 

1500 images of Ireland........... Buy one a year and you will have a starter COLLECTION in 5 years. by Val Byrne

 

Cladagh Sunset, Galway. by Val Byrne

 

Home of the Hookers, Galway Citie by Val Byrne

 

The Half Door by Val Byrne

 

Hapenny Bridge Sunset, Dublin...27apr18 by Val Byrne

 

Kinsale Panorama, West Cork by Val Byrne