WELCOME to My Ireland. Over 2000 painted images from each of the 26 counties of Ireland. The Places, peoples, life as I have seen and lived with over the past 80 years. Join me on my amazing travels and enjoy.
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 made 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
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 record of around two thousand
images of Ireland 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 !