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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 !

 

Kinsale Panorama, West Cork by Val Byrne

 

Ramelton Dusk, Donegal. by Val Byrne

 

Barna sunset, Galway...x114 by Val Byrne

 

Dingle Harbour Kerry by Val Byrne

 

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS FOR SALE by Val Byrne

 

Red trawler,Innismore, Aran...P0001895 by Val Byrne

 

Wobbly Ennistymon by Val Byrne

 

Banna Strand, Kerry...Dscfo510 by Val Byrne

 

The Maharees, Castlegregory, Kerry...7211 by Val Byrne

 

mY iRELAND by Val Byrne

 

I'm watching YOU by Val Byrne

 

Great Blasket Island, Kerry...1 by Val Byrne

 

Becalmed on Galway Bay by Val Byrne

 

No litter in Baltimore, Cork ...x117 by Val Byrne

 

IRELAND CANADA LINKS.. KERRY. the JEANIE JOHNSTON famine ship in Blennerhasset. by Val Byrne

 

Glandore Harbour, Cork... x111 by Val Byrne

 

Pub Street Ennistymon Clare by Val Byrne

 

Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow by Val Byrne

 

Yellow Thatch in Adare Limerick by Val Byrne

 

Summercove, Cork. by Val Byrne

 

You turn me upside down by Val Byrne

 

F 770 Slea Head on the Wild Atlantic Way Co. Kerry by Val Byrne

 

Martello Tower, Howth Head, Dublin, ...x102 by Val Byrne

 

Summercove Triptych Cork by Val Byrne

 

Howth mist, Dublin...dscf8387 by Val Byrne

 

Bullalley, Dublin by Val Byrne

 

F 808 Whats your hurry by Val Byrne

 

F 725 Kilkenny Butterslip by Val Byrne

 

BRAY The Massey Cottage by Val Byrne

 

Massey Cottage RIP 2007 by Val Byrne

 

Evening Return Sunset by Val Byrne

 

Innismore Harbour, Aran, Galway...01 by Val Byrne

 

Derryclare Lough, Galway...dscfoo87 by Val Byrne

 

F 822 The Mayflower by Val Byrne

 

Thoor Ballylee, Galway...8351 by Val Byrne

 

TWO BLACK SOLUTIONS by Val Byrne

 

The US Rose and Asgard 11 departing Dublin by Val Byrne

 

Finding America by Val Byrne

 

The Charles Morgan Mystic Harbour, USA by Val Byrne

 

Sunset Return by Val Byrne

 

Sweeney,s Pier, Coraun, Mayo.. x116 by Val Byrne

 

New Ross Quays Panorama by Val Byrne

 

The Moyne Memorial, Trinity College, Dublin ... sa3 by Val Byrne

 

Dugort Sunset, Achill...x112 by Val Byrne

 

Storm over Dugort, Achill....163 by Val Byrne

 

Keel, Achill, Mayo...2191 by Val Byrne

 

Slieve Mor, Achil...2098 by Val Byrne

 

Welcome by Val Byrne