Tom J. Byrne has been a painter all his life. Raised and trained in art, in Ireland and in Paris, he moved to Florence to further his studies in 2013 with the Angel Academy of art.
In addition to painting, he has run art galleries, organised group exhibitions, published art books and started many life drawing organisations. In total he has 25 years experience as a painter and has exhibited in NY, London, Ireland and France.
Tom worked from the age of 20 as a painter. In Ireland, he formed several arts organisations and published indexes to Irish artists and their works. He founded an annual arts exhibition which continues to this day and was founder of several life drawing groups.
In 2003, he left Ireland for France.
In Paris, he studied trompe l’oeil and faux effects, at the Ecole des Peintres en Décor, Paris, with Thimy Leab and Pierre le Goariguer.
Two years study at L'Ecole de Jorge Hermle, a German painter teaching the formulas and methods of Renaissance masters such as Rembrant.
- While in Paris he managed different art galleries on the Ile Saint Louis.
- Director and curator of the Greenlane Gallery.
- Sales and assistant manager of the Galerie DDG.
In December 2012 he left Paris, for Italy.
In 2013, after 25 years as a painter, he came to Florence, Italy, to study and set up studio. From January 2013 -
March 2014 he became a student of the Angel Academy of Art, with John Michael Angel. Currently working en Plein Air.
- Events & Exhibitions:
June 2014: Group exhibition in the Angel Art Academy, Florence, Italy.
February 2013: Brussels Affordable Art Fair 2013 represented by Galerie Hors-Champs, Paris.
November 2012: Salon Art en Capital 2012, Grand Palais, Paris France.
September 2012: Representing Ireland in the Commune Culturelle de Bretteville-sur-Laize, France, with artist Valerie Vahey.
April 2012: The Written Word. Exhibition in the Biblioteque Americane, 75007 Paris.
March 2012: Exhibition of paintings, DDG Gallery.
September 2011: 9/11 Exhibition in Grace Teshima gallery.
June 2011: Exhibition of drawings, Greenlane Gallery. Paris.
May 2011: Exhibiton of paintings, Goal Ball, Burlington Hotel, Dublin.
June 2010: The Goal Ball Paris, France – Exhibitions of portraits.
March 2010: Exhibition of drawings from the nude. United Arts Club, Dublin, Ireland.
January 2010: Solo show. The Greenlane gallery. Ile Saint Louis, 75004 Paris.
December 5th 2009: Alter Ego. Venue: The Greenlane Gallery, Ile Saint Louis, 75004 Paris.
October 09: Reflections of Ourselves. The Greenlane Gallery, ile saint Louis, Paris, France.
September 28-11th October, Solo show, ile Saint Louis. 75004 Paris.
September 2009, "A Book about Death" Currated by Matthew Rose.
New York: The The Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery on Broadway. A celebration of Emily Harvey and a global exploration of Death.
The Goal Ball - June 6th 2009. Exhibition of paintings. Hotel Concorde LaFayette, 75017 Paris.
May 23rd 2009 Group show. Saint-Germain-les-Corbeil (91250)
May - August 2009 Solo show, The Irish Embassy in Paris. 12 avenue Foch, 75116 Paris, Entrance on Rue Rude.
October 28th 2008: Grande Marché d'Art Contemporain. Bastile, Paris.
June to July 08: Nutshuis, the Hague, the Netherlands.
June 2008. The Inspired Art Fair, London.
May 2008: London, the Batersea Art fair
March 2008: New York. Group exhibition, the Carlton Arms Gallery, Manhattan, NY.