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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 !

 

Back bone of the nation by Val Byrne

 

DUBLIN... The Ghost of Nelson by Val Byrne

 

WATERFORD City Quays by Val Byrne

 

USC Eagle in the Arctic by Val Byrne

 

F 827 Asgard storm by Val Byrne

 

KILKENNY The High Street Kilkenny by Val Byrne

 

CORK EYERIES Going to Mass in Ireland by Val Byrne

 

Storm Abrewing by Val Byrne

 

Nonsense 1 by Val Byrne

 

F 747 Beehive Bar in Leap West Cork by Val Byrne

 

WEXFORD... HOOKHEAD LIGHTHOUSE by Val Byrne

 

Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow by Val Byrne

 

F 807 The Traveller by Val Byrne

 

Dublin.... Sandycove by Val Byrne

 

CARLOW CLONMORE CASTLE by Val Byrne

 

West Cork Summercove by Val Byrne

 

F 730 Sruthan Connemara Galway....vb730 by Val Byrne

 

OK now where by Val Byrne

 

Ross Castle, Killarney by Val Byrne

 

Full marks by Val Byrne

 

Thank You Card by Val Byrne

 

Who is it IGNATIUS by Val Byrne

 

BRAY The Massey Cottage by Val Byrne

 

Now I'm tellin ye dis by Val Byrne

 

Welcome to my paintings in the Irish Embassy, Ottawa, Canada by Val Byrne

 

Happy Aniversary by Val Byrne

 

Trixies Birthday by Val Byrne

 

Congratulations 2 by Val Byrne

 

The Commercial Docks, Galway Citie by Val Byrne

 

F 729 NO to pylons in Ireland.. by Val Byrne

 

Evening Return Sunset by Val Byrne

 

The Ladies Choice by Val Byrne

 

Copper Coast Waterford by Val Byrne

 

WICKLOW...The Church of St. Macanogue by Val Byrne

 

Kildavnet Sunset, Achill, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

WICKLOW... Glencormac Inn now Plucks by Val Byrne

 

F 824 Honululu here I come by Val Byrne

 

Red Barn 2 by Val Byrne

 

F 781 The Long haul Home in Eyeries. by Val Byrne

 

WICKLOW... Gaol Original by Val Byrne

 

F 735 World wide Conections, Killadoon, Mayo by Val Byrne

 

F 820 WICKLOW... Gaol by Val Byrne

 

WICKLOW... Gaol by Val Byrne

 

Barna village, Galway by Val Byrne

 

F 825 WICKLOW... Harbour by Val Byrne

 

BRAY HEAD... Raheen a cluig by Val Byrne

 

BRAY... Naylors Cove by Val Byrne

 

BRAY... Woodbrook Golf Course by Val Byrne