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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 !

 

Gathering Seaweed on Aran by Val Byrne

 

Off to Dun Angus by Val Byrne

 

Gort na Gcapall Inismore Aran by Val Byrne

 

Gort na Gapall Inismore Anan by Val Byrne

 

F 734 Round de floor with yer Trotters Shake by Val Byrne

 

An IRON LUNG is yer only Man. by Val Byrne

 

Kilmurvey Inishmore Aran by Val Byrne

 

Peig of Aran by Val Byrne

 

F 756 Ole Redser Pants on the Whistle by Val Byrne

 

Returning Home by Val Byrne

 

F 772 Holy Hour a pint and a spare. by Val Byrne

 

F 752 Street Gossip Everywhere. by Val Byrne

 

Home safely by Val Byrne

 

Hanging In In Clare by Val Byrne

 

Summercove nr Kinsale by Val Byrne

 

Granuales Castle Achill Mayo by Val Byrne

 

Bunbeg Harbour Donegal by Val Byrne

 

Blow me away by Val Byrne

 

Beehive Bar in Leap West Cork by Val Byrne

 

Beehive Bar in West Cork by Val Byrne

 

De BOSS by Val Byrne

 

Holy Hour.....Line em up. by Val Byrne

 

An Bosca Ceol....Irish Squeeze Box. by Val Byrne

 

I'm the guy with de money by Val Byrne

 

Irish YOGA ...Contemplation of the PINT by Val Byrne

 

Water Charges Suck by Val Byrne

 

A PINT before U Go ? by Val Byrne

 

Quayside in Ennistymon Clare by Val Byrne

 

An Cuan Caol, Connemara, Galway by Val Byrne

 

Dusk on Dunmore Waterford by Val Byrne

 

Dunmore East Harbour Waterford by Val Byrne

 

Thatched Cottages Dunmore East by Val Byrne

 

Baltimore Harbour West Cork by Val Byrne

 

A Pint PLEASE... Next time. by Val Byrne

 

Dunmore Harbour Waterford by Val Byrne

 

Howth Sunset Dublin by Val Byrne

 

Tide out in Erlak Roundstone Galway by Val Byrne

 

Harbour at Dungarvan by Val Byrne

 

Peoples Park Dungarvan by Val Byrne

 

Dungarvan East by Val Byrne

 

Dungarvan Harbour Waterford by Val Byrne

 

Bunmahon Beach 2 Coppercoast by Val Byrne

 

Howth Harbour Dublin by Val Byrne

 

Ceili Abu... Republican Ceol... by Val Byrne

 

Bunmahon Beach Coppercoast by Val Byrne

 

O'Faolains Pub in Stradbally by Val Byrne

 

Bunmahon Village Coppercoast by Val Byrne

 

Mines on the Copper coast by Val Byrne