Carol Byrne

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Blue Horizons:
size: 40x50cm
price: £225


Camden Row:
size: 40x50cm
price: £225


City dreams:
size; 40x50cm
price: £225


Dublin bridges
size: 40x50cm
price: £225


Georgian dublin
price: £225


Inner city:
size: 40x60cm
price: £225


New York blue
size: 30x30cm


NY jaywalkers
size: 30x30cm


NY promanade
size: 30x30cm


NY street
size: 30x30cm


Summer rain:
size: 40x60cm
price: £225


Artist statement:

My themes celebrate the spirit of place, exploring silk’s natural lustre to capture life in motion - loners, lovers, parents, children; working, dreaming, meeting, work-or homeward-bound.
Bold lines and washes of colour breathe life into skies, fields and streets, to which the silk adds its own unique lights. Set in landscapes as diverse as Israel and Indonesia, Dublin and New York, each image stirs human interest; humour and pathos, longing and belonging.
In 2002 I took time out to pursue painting full time. I choose silk over oil or water-colour, as it was easy to travel with, while allowing me to develop my skill in water-colour.
I travelled with a compact studio, ‘wheelie case’, a custom made stretch out frame and 80meters of silk. Painting in deserts, forests, cities, and on beaches: in Israel, Indonesia, America, Greece, England and Ireland.
I have fallen in love with Silk. The way the light comes through and how a silk painting comes to life and breaths when a slight breeze moves it. Silk has its own light.
My aim is to work on larger projects using natural pigments and to trace the life of silk to its origins in Indonesia and China: to follow the silk route home.


Fine Art
Bachelor of Arts degree; Fine Art. Major; painting, photography, design.
College of Marketing & Design, Dublin, Ireland (1983-1987)

Multi Media Foundation, Ballyfermot, Dublin, Ireland (1982)

Film & video
Oxford Film & Video Makers film studio Oxford, UK. I have trained in all aspects of film production and direction, including camera, sound, scripting, and editing. (1995)

Design software
I have extensive experience of most design, animation and video editing packages
including Adobe Photoshop, Quark Express, Adobe Illustrator, Freehand, PowerPoint,
Director, Fireworks, Flash, and Final Cut Pro


Art weeks, Oxford 2002, 2003: The Little Gallery, Broad Street 2004/2005, Oxford: Covered Arts, Covered Market, High Street, Oxford: Art Ireland, Dublin, 2005 (up-coming)

American Arts Fair, Lincoln Centre, NYC, USA, 2004: PLP Gallery, NYC, USA: Silver Cellar, Brooklyn, NY, USA: Shapiro's Bay Walk, St. Petersburg, FL, USA: J. Jeffrey Gallery, Fish Creek, WI, USA

The Cultural Centre, Ermoupalas, Syros, Greece: Theatre of Change, Athens, Greece

Carol Byrne

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