Thomas Joseph Byrne has always worked within the visual arts. In addition to painting he has directed art galleries, group exhibitions, published art books and launched many life drawing groups.
In 2013, after 25 years as a painter, he returned to the roots of western art and culture, in Florence, Italy.
Tom is Irish and spent the majority of his early years there. He studied in the college of Marketing and Design, Dublin and worked in the visual arts until leaving Ireland in 2003, to work and study in France.
While in Paris he was director of the Greenland Art Gallery and assistant to the director of the DDG on the ile Saint Louis in the 4eme Paris. He learned to see from the inside what an artist needs to communicate and provide.
In december 2012 he left Paris for Italy.
Plein air Painting and Drawing
Tom. J. Byrne