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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 !

 

Keeping the brush wet by Val Byrne

 

The hard Sell by Val Byrne

 

Drink Beer Save Water in Eyeries....vb744 by Val Byrne

 

Red and Blue in Ennistymom, Clare.....vb742 by Val Byrne

 

Old Courthouse Bray, Wicklow....vb733 by Val Byrne

 

Martello Tower Bray Seafront Wicklow....vb732 by Val Byrne

 

Bray Esplanade, Wicklow....vb731 by Val Byrne

 

Red Boat in Sruthan, Connemara.... vb730 by Val Byrne

 

Asgard 11 Tallship by Val Byrne

 

Sunburst over Dugort, Achill by Val Byrne

 

Barney Kiernans pub Dublin ....vb719 by Val Byrne

 

The Long Walk, Galway City....vb713 by Val Byrne

 

The Hapenny Bridge, Dublin....vb711 by Val Byrne

 

McDonaghs of Oranmore, Galway.... vb709 by Val Byrne

 

Loophead Lighthouse, Clare....vb708 by Val Byrne

 

Sunset over Ardra, Donegal....vb707 by Val Byrne

 

James Joyce's Dublin by Val Byrne

 

110 Windows on Kinsale harbour....vb737 by Val Byrne

 

The Fiddle Player by Jack B Yeats

 

Fair Day by Val Byrne

 

Connemara Golf, Ballyconneely, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Towards Meelrea from Inisboffin by Val Byrne

 

Dublin Castle 1850 by Val Byrne

 

The Commercial Docks, Galway Citie by Val Byrne

 

An Cuan Caol, Connemara, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Barna village, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Old Harbour Dingle, Kerry by Val Byrne

 

Blue Haven by Val Byrne

 

Georgian Dublin by Val Byrne

 

My Perambulator....vb746 by Val Byrne

 

Hookers leaving Aran....vb717 by Val Byrne

 

Howth Sunset Dublin by Val Byrne

 

The Falls at Lismore, Waterford....vb745 by Val Byrne

 

Ryans Bar, Portobello, Dublin by Val Byrne

 

Malahide Castle, Dublin by Val Byrne

 

Property In Ireland by Val Byrne

 

The Daily Chat by Val Byrne

 

Man with Gitar by Val Byrne

 

Green pram in the Liberties....vb718 by Val Byrne

 

Sruthan Connemara Galway....vb730 by Val Byrne

 

If Elephants could fly.....vb715 by Val Byrne

 

NO to pylons in Ireland....vb729 by Val Byrne

 

Baltimore, West Cork....vb712 by Val Byrne

 

Loneley Cottage nr Ardara Donegal....vb707 by Val Byrne

 

Lough Cullen and Nephin, Mayo....vb728 by Val Byrne

 

Dugort Clachan Achill Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Bray Esplanade, Wicklow....vb731 by Val Byrne

 

Galway Roundstone Harbour by Val Byrne