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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 !

 

WICKLOW. BRAY feeding the swans by Val Byrne

 

KERRY... Beara. Killmakilloge harbour by Val Byrne

 

GALWAY ... Spanish Arch by Val Byrne

 

Mayo Achill.... Near Dugort by Val Byrne

 

White Houses of Achill Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Barbados Marketplace by Val Byrne

 

GALWAY CITIE ... Inner Harbour by Val Byrne

 

MAYO... Keel laneway, Achill by Val Byrne

 

GALWAY...Connemara. Still evening at Costello by Val Byrne

 

RED SUNSET by Val Byrne

 

WICKLOW... Greystones Harbour remembered by Val Byrne

 

GALWAY...Still evening at Erlak by Val Byrne

 

SUNSET by Val Byrne

 

Mayo.. Achill.. Evening Stroll in Dugort by Val Byrne

 

West Cork ... Beara.. Eyeries sunset by Val Byrne

 

Donegal... Under Errigal by Val Byrne

 

Galway... Roundstone harbour by Val Byrne

 

DUBLIN ... SKERRIES Harbour by Val Byrne

 

Hooker Planes by Val Byrne

 

West Cork Glandore Dusk by Val Byrne

 

West Cork Baltimore Harbour by Val Byrne

 

A row of colour by Val Byrne

 

GALWAY...Storm clouds over Sruthan by Val Byrne

 

Mayo..Red Boat at Coraun. by Val Byrne

 

Racing Hookers off Aran by Val Byrne

 

The Boighter Boat 500ad by Val Byrne

 

Mayo.... Storm over Dooagh, Achill by Val Byrne

 

Achill... Towards Minaun from Pollagh by Val Byrne

 

Achill.. The Hilda in Purteen Harbor by Val Byrne

 

The Last Rebellion 1916 by Val Byrne

 

1916 The aftermath of the Rising by Val Byrne

 

1916 The Last Rebellion by Val Byrne

 

Pondering the world by Val Byrne

 

What do ye reckon on BOSTON ??? by Val Byrne

 

The Farewell by Val Byrne

 

Hello, Mary Lou. by Val Byrne

 

I told ye, I'M NOT GOING BACK by Val Byrne

 

Mayo.... Evening clouds on Neiphin by Val Byrne

 

Kerry.... an baile on the bigger Blasket by Val Byrne

 

Clare... Ballyvaughan by Val Byrne

 

Wicklow.... Greystones Original beach by Val Byrne

 

WICKLOW.. Saint Macanoges Church by Val Byrne

 

Ok, Where is Santy ??? by Val Byrne

 

Rejuvenation by Val Byrne

 

Windswept by Val Byrne

 

Wicklow.... Kilmcacanoge under the Sugarloaf. by Val Byrne

 

Tipperary... Cashel of the Kings by Val Byrne

 

Gagle x 9 by Val Byrne