Welcome to the Plein Air art of Tom J. Byrne

My inspiration comes from drawing, curiosity and communication.

I'm very grateful for the support received from other artists, art lovers and collectors. Painting is a constant evolutionary process. Nothing stands still and an artist always thinks in terms of exploration, insights and an almost scientific investigation into poetic expression.

Exploration is the lens through which we see the world and art is a foundation stone of culture. It searches for it's true north in each society.

I specialise in plein air painting in Florence Italy and Ireland, My mediums are oil, tempera, drawing mediums and watercolor.


Most of my painting takes place outdoors en plein air in the Tuscan landscape. I occassionally work in the studio. While in Italy, I'm fortunate to live in the villa San Francesco di Paola. An ancient estate of Bellosguardo which was originally the property of the Order of the Mendicant Friars in the 15th century. It has since passed into the Brewster family.

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Plein air Painting and Drawing

Tom. J. Byrne

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