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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

 

Roundstone Sunset, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Window on the world x137 by Val Byrne

 

Loophead lighthouse, Clare by Val Byrne

 

Safe haven in Aran, Galway by Val Byrne

 

May be now we will get Broadband by Val Byrne

 

Post Office Mural in Ennistymon Clare by Val Byrne

 

Passage east Harbour, Waterford by Val Byrne

 

Dunmore East, Waterford by Val Byrne

 

Beach at Honululu, Hawai by Val Byrne

 

Lough Ennell 2, Mullingar by Val Byrne

 

Evening Rise, Lough Mask, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Lough Ennell Mullingar, Meath by Val Byrne

 

Fishing the Moy, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Enniscorthy Castle, 1752, Wexford by Val Byrne

 

Croagh Patrick from Old Head, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Asgard storm by Val Byrne

 

Howth Harbour, Dublin by Val Byrne

 

Desert Storm 91 by Val Byrne

 

Dusk on Nephin, Cullen, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Kildavnet Harbour, Achill, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Kildavnet Sunset, Achill, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Cotillo Windmill, Forteventura, Spain. by Val Byrne

 

Cotillo, Forteventura, Spain by Val Byrne

 

Gorumna sunset, Connemara, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Green Boat on Lough Cullen, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Monday morning by Val Byrne

 

Bray main street, Wicklow by Val Byrne

 

Kinsale Harbour. Cork by Val Byrne

 

Paddy Macks in Castlegregory, Kerry by Val Byrne

 

Calder gallery by Val Byrne

 

Musicman by Val Byrne

 

Hookers in the Cladagh by Val Byrne

 

Red roofs in Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Glen of the Downs, Bray, Wicklow by Val Byrne

 

Mind the step in Ardgrooom by Val Byrne

 

Clara Vale, Wicklow. by Val Byrne

 

Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Dublin by Val Byrne

 

The Sugarloaf, Bray, Wicklow by Val Byrne

 

Muckish from Gortahork, Donegal by Val Byrne

 

Mill at Bruree, Limerick by Val Byrne

 

Achill Arora by Val Byrne

 

Ballinakill Bog, Connemara by Val Byrne

 

Red Boat at Doonbeg, Clare by Val Byrne

 

The Yellow Pump, Eyeries, Cork by Val Byrne

 

Portmagee Sunset, Kerry by Val Byrne

 

Martello Tower, Howth by Val Byrne

 

Charles Fort Kinsale Cork by Val Byrne