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Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
WELL what is it by Val Byrne
Over 2500 images of Ireland.......... Buy one a year and you will have a starter COLLECTION in 5 yrs by Val Byrne
Its a funny old world ? by Val Byrne
DRIVE SLOWLY IN IRELAND by Val Byrne
Galway Thoor Ballyleee by Val Byrne
I'm watching YOU by Val Byrne
wouldn u LOVE TO VISIT IRELAND by Val Byrne
Gagle on and on by Val Byrne
Powerscourt House by Val Byrne
Ballinacor House, Glenmalure by Val Byrne
Ballinacor House, Glenmalure, Wicklow by Val Byrne
Fitzgeralds Pub, Avoca by Val Byrne
Clan O'Byrne remembers by Val Byrne
Blessington Centre by Val Byrne
Billy Byrne 1798 Monument by Val Byrne
Glendalough Monastics by Val Byrne
The good old times by Val Byrne
Stately Big Houses Bray by Val Byrne
The Battle of Glenmalure by Val Byrne
WW2 German cemetary by Val Byrne
Glenmalure Valley, Wicklow by Val Byrne
BRAY HARBOUR by Val Byrne
Arklow Castle, Wicklow by Val Byrne
Asgard 11 rounding the Tusker by Val Byrne
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About Val Byrne
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.
and for a different look at Ireland browse www.mywobblyireland.com Enjoy !