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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 !

 

WICKLOW.. Saint Macanoges Church by Val Byrne

 

Ok, Where is Santy ??? by Val Byrne

 

Rejuvenation by Val Byrne

 

Windswept by Val Byrne

 

Wicklow.... Kilmcacanoge under the Sugarloaf. by Val Byrne

 

Tipperary... Cashel of the Kings by Val Byrne

 

Gagle x 9 by Val Byrne

 

MAYO... Achill,Graneuails Caste Kildavnet by Val Byrne

 

GALWAY.... The Quiet mans Village, Leenane by Val Byrne

 

CORK.... The Pubs of Kinsale by Val Byrne

 

Galway, Roundstone,,,, Boats at Erlak by Val Byrne

 

Dublin.... Sandycove by Val Byrne

 

Donegal... Towards Muckish Mountain by Val Byrne

 

Mayo Achill.... Near Dugort by Val Byrne

 

Donegal... Towards Owey Island by Val Byrne

 

MAYO... Slievemore Achill Dougort by Val Byrne

 

Wicklow... Powerscourt Waterfall by Val Byrne

 

Donegal.... In the shadow of Muckhish by Val Byrne

 

Cork... Glanmore lake Beara by Val Byrne

 

Aran.... Red trawler at Kilronan by Val Byrne

 

Connemara Stilness by Val Byrne

 

Eyeries Aurora by Val Byrne

 

Kerry....Mack's Pub in Castlegregory by Val Byrne

 

Weare off to see the wild west show by Val Byrne

 

I Luv u 2 by Val Byrne

 

Dinner time by Val Byrne

 

Do you have a TV license by Val Byrne

 

Are ye going for a pint by Val Byrne

 

Here we go here we go by Val Byrne

 

WAR by Val Byrne

WAR

 

The Streaky Breasted Red Dun Champion who killed three in two Minutes by Val Byrne

 

Gis a kiss by Val Byrne

 

DONEGAL. Port na Blagh by Val Byrne

 

GALWAY..Storm over the Diamond hill by Val Byrne

 

CORK ARDGROOM WOBBLIES by Val Byrne

 

Galway.... Roundstone Harbour by Val Byrne

 

DUBLIN. Dalkey Harbour by Val Byrne

 

GALWAY. 12 pins from Roundstone by Val Byrne

 

Kilkenny Castle on the Nore river. by Val Byrne

 

KILKENNY Castle in the Marble City by Val Byrne

 

The Tholsel Kilkenny by Val Byrne

 

KILKENNY The High Street Kilkenny by Val Byrne

 

High Street Kilkenny by Val Byrne

 

KILKENNY The Butterslip by Val Byrne

 

Medieval Kilkenny by Val Byrne

 

KILKENNY St Mary's Lane by Val Byrne

 

Kilkenny City Clocktower laneway by Val Byrne

 

KILKENNY M. L. Dore by Val Byrne