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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 !

 

County Galway by Val Byrne

 

Summercove, Kinsale, West Cork. by Val Byrne

 

The Mall, Westport, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Gortnagaple, Inishmore, Aran, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Carraigfergus Castle, Antrim by Val Byrne

 

Welcome by Val Byrne

 

Are you going for a Pint by Val Byrne

 

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

 

Evening Sunset on Rroundstone Old Harbour, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Welcome to My Ireland by Val Byrne

 

WE'RE OFF TO SEE THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY by Val Byrne

 

The Dun Aengus off Aran, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Peig of Inishmore, Aran by Val Byrne

 

Sunset on Mweenish, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Evening Return, Aran by Val Byrne

 

Cladagh Harbour Galway Citie by Val Byrne

 

Sunset on Allihies, Beara, West Cork by Val Byrne

 

Red Farmhouse Bunratty Clare by Val Byrne

 

My Window on the world by Val Byrne

 

Wild flowers in the Burren, Clare. by Val Byrne

 

Sunset on Inisoir, Aran, from Doolin. by Val Byrne

 

Evening Return Sunset by Val Byrne

 

East end, Inishboffin, Galway by Val Byrne

 

F 770 Slea Head on the Wild Atlantic Way Co. Kerry by Val Byrne

 

Black and Red by Val Byrne

 

F 827 Asgard storm off Galway. by Val Byrne

 

Dingle Harbour, Kerry by Val Byrne

 

Rusheen towards Mweelrea, Boffin, Galway. by Val Byrne

 

Rounding the Fastnet, Cork by Val Byrne

 

F 808 Whats your hurry by Val Byrne

 

Clare Carraigaholt Sunset by Val Byrne

 

Sceilig Micil from Teraught, Kerry by Val Byrne

 

Doe Castle in Donegal by Val Byrne

 

Grace O'Malleys Castle, Rockfleet, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Lighthouse on Inis Boffin, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Along the Cladagh Galway by Val Byrne

 

Becalmed Galway Bay by Val Byrne

 

F 808 Cobh Harbour, Cork by Val Byrne

 

The Jeanie Johnson Famine Ship, Blennerhasset, Kerry. by Val Byrne

 

Macaire Beach, Gweedore, Donegal. by Val Byrne

 

Blacksod Lighthouse, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

OK wheres the PARTY. Clifden, Galway. by Val Byrne

 

End of the road, Inishboffin. Galway by Val Byrne

 

Killybegs Harbour, Donegal. by Val Byrne

 

Art school in the Burren, Clare by Val Byrne

 

Music every where in Doolin by Val Byrne

 

Doolin to Aran by Val Byrne

 

The Rose in Bantry Bay by Val Byrne