We are very pleased to announce we are accepting bids on one of Mary Duffy’s first paintings, ‘My First Studio’ as featured in her current exhibition, ‘From left Field’. 

The auction will run from July 15th to July 22nd. Please read the terms and conditions before entering here.

Painting Details

Title – My First Studio

Medium: Oil on Canvas, framed

Size: Dimensions Framed – 63.5 x 56 cm

Artist: Mary Duffy, 1978

Find out more about Mary Duffy form her Bio on our website or at www.maryduffy.ie

Auction Details
The painting is available to view on our website and in the gallery during opening hours.

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 11-5pm and Sunday 12-4pm

Auction is live from Sunday 15th July 12noon – Friday 21st July 12noon. Exhibition ends July 22nd.

How to Bid Online

The reserve price is 1500.

Register your interest online or in the gallery (cost €1)

Place Your bid (bidding only accepted in increments of €100 over the 1500 reserve)

Fill out the form with your contact details.

Highest bidder is contacted on the closing of the bidding and 50% payment is due immediately with balance due within a week.

Auction is live from – 13th July 12 noon- Friday 21st July 12 noon . Exhibition ends July 22nd .

By submitting a bid, you indicate your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

Bidding can also be done in person in the gallery during opening hours.

Bids will be updated and visible on our website and in the gallery throughout the auction.

Mary Duffy is a visual artist based in Wicklow.

Graduating from the National College of Art and Design in 1983, she has been a practising artist for over four decades now, exploring various media, including painting, photography, and performance.

Inspired by the sea or wetlands near her home in County Wicklow, some of her painting leans towards abstraction, and most is easily recognisable as landscape or seascape.

Since the early 1980s, Mary Duffy has presented her work across the globe, from San Francisco to New York, from London to Tokyo. In Ireland, she has participated in the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibitions and is a long-time member of the Dublin Painting & Sketching Club.

She has received multiple Visual Arts Bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland. The first of these was in 1989, and the most recent in 2020. Her work is represented in the Arts Council of Ireland collection, the National Self-Portrait Collection, the National University of Ireland, Galway, and Wexford County Council.

She has won many awards, including an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland for her seminal contribution to the international Disability Arts movement (2003). Mary Duffy’s own favourite accolade is the Artists’ Choice Prize, awarded to her at Wexford Art in the Open Festival (2013). Established in 2007, this is the largest plein air painting festival in Europe.

‘From Left Field’ at Kenmare Butter Market is Mary Duffy’s 14th solo show.