Poster from a research symposium at Boston College featuring one of Vallely’s paintings, ‘Piano Accordion Girl’. The same image is due to be on the cover of the upcoming volume publication of ‘Éire Ireland’, one of the leading interdisciplinary Irish studies journals published worldwide.

Opening night of Vallely’s solo exhibition “Colour & Life” at the Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh.

Vallely was successful in achieving a General Arts Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, which supported him in creating work for this exhibition.

The exhibition runs from 8th September – 31st October 2017

Commissioned painting of the racehorse See Double You, charcoal and oil on canvas 16″ x 20″

A recent commission of the artists nieces. Charcoal and oil on canvas, 20″ x 20″.

Within the first week of exhibiting with the Chimera Gallery, the Office of Public Works (OPW) purchased the painting “On the Go-Karts” for inclusion in the Irish State Art Collection.

The OPW is responsible for the management of the State Art Collection which comprises of c.16,000 works. These works include both historical and contemporary paintings, original prints, sculpture, fine-art and decorative objects, music, and poetry.

The Collection is on permanent display in public buildings and heritage properties and these locations include many Government offices, parks, Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin Castle, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Farmleigh, Leinster House, Government Buildings, Garda stations, the Four Courts and certain other Court facilities.

As part of the official City of London St Patrick’s day celebrations, the Barbara Stanley Gallery present a joint exhibition of new work from Lorcan and J.B. Vallely from 13th to 31st March 2017.

The exhibition will take place in the iconic City Hall building designed by Sir Norman Foster.

Taking a breather

Exactly 10 years since his first exhibition with the gallery (a two man show with Barry Kerr) Vallely teams up with Gormley’s again to showcase new work at their Dublin Gallery, 27 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2.

The exhibition launches on Saturday 12th November from 2-5pm and will run for two weeks until Saturday 26th November 2016.

Five commissioned pieces left for new homes over the summer months…


Bailey for Catherine & Martin


Kevin Garvey, a relative who recently turned 100, with grandchild

Above left :  Portrait – Daughter of a friend of the artist

Above right:  The third in a series of gambling paintings – “Beat the Bookie”


A portrait of his children commissioned by Chris McCann