Val Byrne - Fine Artist

Val Byrne

Bray, Wicklow - Ireland








Val Byrne

Bray, Wicklow - Ireland

Val Byrne - Fine Artist

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About Val Byrne

For illustrated TOURS OF IRELAND, finding your VISUAL ROOTS,and more , all using the images in this site
Remember behind every image there is a story which is not possible to illustrate in a gallery context.

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 four Presidents of Ireland, including Michael D Higgins the current President, Jane Kennedy Smith, former US Ambassador to Ireland, United Arab EmiratesEmbassy, 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 length and breadth 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.

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Wicklow Glendalough Sunset by Val Byrne


GALWAY Cladagh Harbour by Val Byrne


The Snug by Val Byrne


Dunbrody in New Ross by Val Byrne


Hookers on Galway Bay by Val Byrne


Promenade Bray Wicklow New Lighting by Val Byrne


The Cutty Sark by Val Byrne


O Heagrain Pub in Ennistymon Clare by Val Byrne


A Blue Blur by Val Byrne


The Half Door by Val Byrne


Neck and Neck by Val Byrne


Men looking at Hookers Galway by Val Byrne


Errigal from Gola Island Donegal by Val Byrne


107 Windows of Kinsale Co Cork by Val Byrne


The Knave Wins by Val Byrne


Afternoon stroll in Dugort Achill by Val Byrne


West End Tory Island by Val Byrne


Ha Penny Bridge Dublin 1 by Val Byrne


Ardgroom Village Beara Cork by Val Byrne


The Great Blasket Island by Val Byrne


Blasket Life 1950s by Val Byrne


The Half Door by Val Byrne


Trinity College Dublin by Val Byrne


Boats at rest Dunmore East Wateford by Val Byrne


Roundstone Old Harbour Galway by Val Byrne


GALWAY Returning home by Val Byrne


Sruthan Harbour Connemara by Val Byrne


CORK Kinsale Quays by Val Byrne


Port na Blagh DONEGAL by Val Byrne


WATERFORD City Quays by Val Byrne


Erlak Sunset Galway by Val Byrne


Kilkenny Ullard Farmhouse by Val Byrne


Blessington Farmhouse by Val Byrne


Search Your Roots by Val Byrne


Family Surname by Val Byrne


Roots Results by Val Byrne


Your Ancestry Counties by Val Byrne


Irelands Counties by Val Byrne


CLARE Autumn at Bunratty by Val Byrne


GALWAY Sruthan Sunset by Val Byrne


Neck and Neck by Val Byrne


Hookers Racing Galway Bay by Val Byrne


Dublin Castle by Val Byrne


Rounding the Fastnet by Val Byrne


Bun Beg Harbour Donegal by Val Byrne


GALWAY Hookers Regatta by Val Byrne


Cladagh Sunset Galway by Val Byrne


Clare Carraigaholt Sunset by Val Byrne

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