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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 !

 

Ledwidges One Stop Shop Bray by Val Byrne

 

Bray main street, Wicklow by Val Byrne

 

Bray 1795 by Val Byrne

 

By By Ledgwidges, Main St., Bray by Val Byrne

 

Bray Post cards, C. 1900 by Val Byrne

 

Walter de Riddelsford 1181 by Val Byrne

 

Oldcourt Castle, Bray by Val Byrne

 

Bray 1173 by Val Byrne

 

the Promenade looking towards Killiney by Val Byrne

 

Deridelsford Castle Bray 1259ad by Val Byrne

 

Top of the Main St, Bray by Val Byrne

 

The Dargle Bridge, eo 18th cent. by Val Byrne

 

Oldy worldy Prom Bray by Val Byrne

 

Clancys Bar, Bray by Val Byrne

 

Offig an Phoist, Bray, 1960s by Val Byrne

 

Bray from Killiney by Val Byrne

 

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

 

USC Eagle in the Arctic by Val Byrne

 

Carraigfergus Castle, Antrim by Val Byrne

 

Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross by Val Byrne

 

Asgard 11 rounding the Fastnet Rock by Val Byrne

 

The Cutty Sark and the Red Clipper by Val Byrne

 

The Rose in Bantry Bay by Val Byrne

 

Big John in Dublin Bay by Val Byrne

 

F 827 Asgard storm off Galway. by Val Byrne

 

The Jeanie Johnson Famine Ship, Blennerhasset, Kerry. by Val Byrne

 

Ardgroom Take Away Ireland by Val Byrne

 

The Big Session by Val Byrne

 

Evening Sunset on Rroundstone Old Harbour, Galway by Val Byrne

 

USA Embassy Dublin by Val Byrne

 

Are you going for a Pint by Val Byrne

 

Crosskeys Inn Toombridge Antrim by Val Byrne

 

WE'RE OFF TO SEE THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY by Val Byrne

 

Checkmate by Val Byrne

 

The Dun Aengus off Aran, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Peig of Inishmore, Aran by Val Byrne

 

Hi ... coming for a PINT ? by Val Byrne

 

Sandycove Harbour Co. Dublin by Val Byrne

 

Sunset on Mweenish, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Evening Return, Aran by Val Byrne

 

Ballinakill Harbour Galway by Val Byrne

 

Northwest Passage Voyage by Val Byrne

 

Kilmore Quay Thatch Wexford by Val Byrne

 

Cladagh Harbour Galway Citie by Val Byrne

 

Sunset on Allihies, Beara, West Cork by Val Byrne

 

Red Farmhouse Bunratty Clare by Val Byrne

 

Returning Home in Achill by Val Byrne

 

I Luv u 2 by Val Byrne