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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 Commercial Docks, Galway Citie by Val Byrne

 

The Daily Chat by Val Byrne

 

McDonaghs of Oranmore, Galway.... vb709 by Val Byrne

 

Man with Gitar by Val Byrne

 

Green pram in the Liberties....vb718 by Val Byrne

 

Sruthan Connemara Galway....vb730 by Val Byrne

 

If Elephants could fly.....vb715 by Val Byrne

 

NO to pylons in Ireland....vb729 by Val Byrne

 

Baltimore, West Cork....vb712 by Val Byrne

 

Old Harbour Dingle, Kerry by Val Byrne

 

Lough Cullen and Nephin, Mayo....vb728 by Val Byrne

 

Loophead Lighthouse, Clare....vb708 by Val Byrne

 

Galway Roundstone Harbour by Val Byrne

 

Old Courthouse Bray Wicklow....vb733 by Val Byrne

 

Petrol and Gasoline.... vb703 by Val Byrne

 

Bringing home the catch....vb702 by Val Byrne

 

Will a letter do. by Val Byrne

 

Serving the nation from Mayo . by Val Byrne

 

Kilkenny Butterslip by Val Byrne

 

Dugort Clachan Achill Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Roundstone Sunset, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Fourball in Bray by Val Byrne

 

Window on the world....vb725 by Val Byrne

 

Loophead lighthouse, Clare by Val Byrne

 

Safe haven in Aran, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Now for fibre optic BB...723vb by Val Byrne

 

Blue Haven by Val Byrne

 

Post Office Mural in Ennistymon Clare by Val Byrne

 

Inishfree Bay near Ardra, Donegal....vb707 by Val Byrne

 

Passage east Harbour, Waterford by Val Byrne

 

Dunmore East, Waterford by Val Byrne

 

Beach at Honululu, Hawai by Val Byrne

 

Lough Ennell 2, Mullingar by Val Byrne

 

Evening Rise, Lough Mask, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Lough Ennell Mullingar, Meath by Val Byrne

 

Fishing the Moy, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Enniscorthy Castle, 1752, Wexford by Val Byrne

 

Croagh Patrick from Old Head, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Asgard storm by Val Byrne

 

Howth Harbour, Dublin by Val Byrne

 

Desert Storm 91 by Val Byrne

 

Dusk on Nephin, Cullen, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Kildavnet Harbour, Achill, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Kildavnet Sunset, Achill, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Cotillo Windmill, Forteventura, Spain. by Val Byrne

 

Cotillo, Forteventura, Spain by Val Byrne

 

Fair Day by Val Byrne

 

Gorumna sunset, Connemara, Galway by Val Byrne