Gerard Byrne's en plen air oil paintings and charcoal drawings reflect the artist's everlasting love for architecture, his interest in local scenes and fascination with water. Whether it is a contemporary London or romantic Brighton the light the artist pours onto the canvas turns the local scenes into timeless places, giving the spectator a sense of reality and mystery at the same instant.
Gerard Byrne's interest in diverse themes invites numerous exhibition opportunities and determines a choice of international and UK events he participates in. In the recent contemporary artists' group show 'Art of Regeneration' in Menier Gallery, London Gerard explored the industrial side of the city, while Alzheimer's in the Frame 'Memorable Icons' in Gallery Elena Shchukina in Mayfair focused on the vulnerability of the human condition. The solo exhibit in The Artists Open Houses festival in Brighton featured a variety of new works created since the artist's move out of his native Ireland. On 16th and 17th July Gerard Byrne was participating for the very first time in Pintar Rapido London, the UK's biggest plein air painting festival winning outstanding 2nd Prize in professional artists category.