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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 Knave Wins by Val Byrne

 

The Snug by Val Byrne

 

The Half Door by Val Byrne

 

Kerry. Slea Head , Dingle by Val Byrne

 

GALWAY Cladagh Harbour by Val Byrne

 

Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship by Val Byrne

 

Kerry Windmill at Blennerville by Val Byrne

 

Dunbrody in New Ross by Val Byrne

 

Hookers on Galway Bay by Val Byrne

 

Promenade Bray Wicklow New Lighting by Val Byrne

 

The Cutty Sark and the Red Clipper by Val Byrne

 

O Heagrain Pub viewed 115737 times by Val Byrne

 

A Blue Blur by Val Byrne

 

Neck and Neck by Val Byrne

 

Men looking at Hookers Galway by Val Byrne

 

Errigal from Gola Island Donegal by Val Byrne

 

107 Windows of Kinsale Co Cork by Val Byrne

 

Afternoon stroll in Dugort Achill by Val Byrne

 

West End Tory Island by Val Byrne

 

Ardgroom Village Beara Cork by Val Byrne

 

The Great Blasket Island by Val Byrne

 

Blasket Life 1950s by Val Byrne

 

The Half Door by Val Byrne

 

Trinity College Dublin by Val Byrne

 

Boats at rest Dunmore East Wateford by Val Byrne

 

Roundstone Old Harbour Galway by Val Byrne

 

GALWAY Returning home by Val Byrne

 

Sruthan Harbour Connemara by Val Byrne

 

CORK Kinsale Quays by Val Byrne

 

Port na Blagh DONEGAL by Val Byrne

 

WATERFORD City Quays by Val Byrne

 

Erlak Sunset Galway by Val Byrne

 

Blessington Farmhouse by Val Byrne

 

SEARCH YOUR ROOTS by Val Byrne

 

Red Boat in Aran by Val Byrne

 

FAMILY SURNAME by Val Byrne

 

ROOTS RESULTS by Val Byrne

 

YOUR ANCESTRY COUNTIES by Val Byrne

 

IRELANDS COUNTIES by Val Byrne

 

CLARE Autumn at Bunratty by Val Byrne

 

GALWAY Sruthan Sunset by Val Byrne

 

Neck and Neck by Val Byrne

 

Hookers Racing Galway Bay by Val Byrne

 

DUBLIN CASTLE by Val Byrne

 

Rounding the Fastnet by Val Byrne

 

BUN BEG HARBOUR DONEGAL by Val Byrne

 

GALWAY Hookers Regatta by Val Byrne

 

Cladagh Sunset Galway by Val Byrne