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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 !

 

F 808 Desert Storm 1991 by Val Byrne

 

F 724 Will a letter do. by Val Byrne

 

NOW WHERE ? by Val Byrne

 

In the Blue of the Night by Val Byrne

 

Hooker Gables by Val Byrne

 

F 829 Omey Sunset, Galway by Val Byrne

 

My night out by Val Byrne

 

Well what do you make of that? by Val Byrne

 

F 305 Frys Chocies, Killarney by Val Byrne

 

317 Glandore Harbour, Cork by Val Byrne

 

316 Kinsale Harbour, Cork by Val Byrne

 

312 Summercove Kinsale by Val Byrne

 

304 Evening Stroll, Dugort by Val Byrne

 

234 Walkies in Eyeries, Cork by Val Byrne

 

F 808 Cobh Harbour, Cork by Val Byrne

 

F 821 The Pint Man by Val Byrne

 

Becalmed Galway Bay by Val Byrne

 

F 809 WICKLOW... Kilpedder Homestead on the Sugarloaf by Val Byrne

 

WEXFORD Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross by Val Byrne

 

Bray main street, Wicklow by Val Byrne

 

F 763 Ha Penny Bridge Dublin 1 by Val Byrne

 

Clare No Parking in Ireland by Val Byrne

 

F 822 The Mayflower by Val Byrne

 

GALWAY Cladagh Harbour by Val Byrne

 

F 823 WEXFORD JFK Ancestral Homestead Ireland by Val Byrne

 

The Half Door by Val Byrne

 

WICKLOW... Carrigoona Homestead on the Sugarloaf by Val Byrne

 

Doe Castle in Donegal by Val Byrne

 

Battle of Glenmalure 1580 Wicklow by Val Byrne

 

F 744 Drink beer save water in Eyeries by Val Byrne

 

Howth Harbour in County Dublin by Val Byrne

 

Clare Carraigaholt Sunset by Val Byrne

 

Ardgroom Broadband by Val Byrne

 

Returning Home to The Cladagh by Val Byrne

 

The Rose in Bantry Bay by Val Byrne

 

The Charles Morgan Mystic Harbour, USA by Val Byrne

 

Finding America by Val Byrne

 

Big John in Dublin Bay by Val Byrne

 

Hookers on Galway Bay by Val Byrne

 

St Patrick off Baltimore USA by Val Byrne

 

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

 

The US Rose and Asgard 11 departing Dublin by Val Byrne

 

The Cutty Sark and the Red Clipper by Val Byrne

 

Ross Castle Killarney by Val Byrne

 

Before UNLEADED in 95 by Val Byrne

 

TOUR IRELANDS ANCIENT EAST by Val Byrne

 

Ledwidges One Stop Shop Bray by Val Byrne

 

ANTRIM Glenarm Margarets B n B by Val Byrne