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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 !

 

The Road to Omey, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Returning Home, Doon Beg, Clare by Val Byrne

 

Bun Gowla, Inish More, Aran, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Glanmore Lake, Healy Pass, Beara, Cork by Val Byrne

 

Connemara Colours by Val Byrne

 

ANCESTRY SEARCH by Val Byrne

 

SEARCH YOUR ROOTS by Val Byrne

 

CLICK THE SEARCH ICON ABOVE by Val Byrne

 

Sunset on Barna, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Criniu na mBad.. Galway by Val Byrne

 

Ole Ole Ole...oooo by Val Byrne

 

mY iRELAND by Val Byrne

 

I'm watching YOU by Val Byrne

 

Look in ORIGINALS GALLERY for paintings for sale by Val Byrne

 

Keeping the brush wet by Val Byrne

 

Is this your LIFE by Val Byrne

 

Or this by Val Byrne

 

Reality Looms by Val Byrne

 

Well maybe its OK by Val Byrne

 

Big city aspirations by Val Byrne

 

Compensations.. well ? by Val Byrne

 

Am still here................Slainte by Val Byrne

 

Kerry... KRUGERS the last stop before Boston by Val Byrne

 

Window on the world by Val Byrne

 

Let me think about it by Val Byrne

 

HOld on........ Ipad not working by Val Byrne

 

I,m on my way by Val Byrne

 

Bye Bye by Val Byrne

 

Back to reality by Val Byrne

 

Hooker Harbour by Val Byrne

 

Along the Cladagh Galway by Val Byrne

 

I Love being Grumpy by Val Byrne

 

The Shee Alms House.. Kilkenny by Val Byrne

 

Ardgroom Take Away Ireland by Val Byrne

 

F 815 Monday morning by Val Byrne

 

834 Property Aspirations by Val Byrne

 

What are we coming to by Val Byrne

 

More Aspirations by Val Byrne

 

Broadband is coming to Ireland by Val Byrne

 

F 832 Glencree Sunset Wicklow by Val Byrne

 

Electricty Pylons Protest Ireland by Val Byrne

 

You turn me upside down by Val Byrne

 

Kilmore Quay Thatch Wexford by Val Byrne

 

Beara Cork Ardgroom Colours by Val Byrne

 

CLARE.. Marianne's Cottage, Ballyvaughan by Val Byrne

 

Cork.. Eyeries Shell Gasoline by Val Byrne

 

Hi.....Meet some of my friends. by Val Byrne

 

Reginals Tower Waterford by Val Byrne