We always try to do something special for Gabriel Byrne’s birthday and, as if the artwork commission announced below is not enough, here is The Birthday Video!
Click on the Settings button and upgrade the video to 720p HD and choose Full Screen for the very best effect! Otherwise, it’s kinda blurry…
After you have enjoyed the video and the stunning Paul Shipper artwork, I hope you will be inspired to send a Happy Birthday message to Gabriel: leave a comment here on this posting, visit the Facebook page and write your birthday wishes on the Birthday Video posting there, tweet him Happy Birthday on Twitter (use the hashtags #GabrielByrne and #Birthday) or do all THREE!
It would be great if we could use social media to get SOCIAL about Gabriel Byrne’s Birthday!
Oh, and here is something BIG and downloadable for your desktop to celebrate, too.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GABRIEL BYRNE!!
paul shipper artwork commission
I fell in love with Paul Shipper’s work when he created the alternative variant poster for All Things To All Men. He posted a detail of Gabriel Byrne from that poster and I was amazed at how beautifully he captured Mr. Byrne.
Within a few days we were tweeting one another. I purchased some prints from his cool online shop. And in another day or two I made up my mind. I commissioned an artwork by Paul Shipper in honor of Gabriel’s birthday.
My plan is to redesign the homepage at Byrneholics to include this artwork. This will happen soon, though I missed the birthday date I had originally intended.
No matter. It will be there one day. In the meantime, feast your eyes on Paul Shipper’s art and join me in celebrating the birthday (on May 12) of our favorite Irish actor/writer/activist/thinker/lovely man, Gabriel Byrne!
Please note: The version above is a small copy of the high-res commission. This is original artwork by Paul Shipper. I own it now, but only for the website and for personal use. If you share it, please credit Mr. Shipper and the Byrneholics website and note that this is for personal use only. Thanks!