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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 !

 

Finigans Wake by Val Byrne

 

Nosey by Kate Byrne

 

Lucyboots by Kate Byrne

 

My Milo by Kate Byrne my dau

 

The Black Fella by Kate Byrne

 

Ramelton Dusk, Donegal. by Val Byrne

 

Kinsale Panorama, West Cork by Val Byrne

 

Sunset on Mount Errigal, Dunegal by Val Byrne

 

Deserted Village, Blasket Mor, Kerry by Val Byrne

 

The Queen of Connemaras House by Val Byrne

 

The Stone House by Val Byrne

 

Hanging in over Bray. by unknown

 

Ireland Tri Colour by Val Byrne

 

Welcome by Val Byrne

 

Val aboard the Asgard 11. by Val Byrne

 

Home of the Hookers, Galway Citie by Val Byrne

 

New Ross Quays Panorama by Val Byrne

 

Chieftain Clan O'Byrne by Val Byrne

 

Welcome to My Ireland by Val Byrne

 

Summercove, Kinsale, West Cork. by Val Byrne

 

Anglo Norman Bray 1250ad by Val Byrne

 

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

 

The Mall, Westport, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Gortnagaple, Inishmore, Aran, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Oldy worldy Prom Bray by Val Byrne

 

Dingle Harbour Kerry by Val Byrne

 

The Half Door by Val Byrne

 

Long Walk Diptych Galway by Val Byrne

 

GALWAY Cladagh Harbour by Val Byrne

 

Carraigfergus Castle, Antrim by Val Byrne

 

Clancys Bar, Bray by Val Byrne

 

Offig an Phoist, Bray, 1960s by Val Byrne

 

Top of the Main St, Bray by Val Byrne

 

Bray Post cards, C. 1900 by Val Byrne

 

Bray 1173 by Val Byrne

 

Oldcourt Castle, Bray by Val Byrne

 

Walter de Riddelsford 1181 by Val Byrne

 

Sunset Return by Val Byrne

 

Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross by Val Byrne

 

Asgard 11 rounding the Fastnet Rock by Val Byrne

 

The Cutty Sark and the Red Clipper by Val Byrne

 

Becalmed Galway Bay by Val Byrne

 

The Rose in Bantry Bay by Val Byrne

 

Big John in Dublin Bay by Val Byrne

 

F 827 Asgard storm off Galway. by Val Byrne

 

The US Rose and Asgard 11 departing Dublin by Val Byrne

 

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

 

USC Eagle in the Arctic by Val Byrne