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Sean Durkin

Sean Durkin

Sean Durkin’s first solo exhibition ‘Catch Me If You Can’ was a sell-out success in 2021. The demand for Sean’s artwork is growing rapidly and so we recommend getting in touch with us with your requirements.  As Sean’s primary representative we are happy to organise any special commissions – please contact us if this is of interest.

Sean Durkin, full of irony and narrative, is simultaneously playful and powerful in his paintings. Now an acclaimed artist with a loyal following, Sean’s path to becoming an artist is quite the tale, further adding to the impact of his work.

In 1972, his father, John Durkin, stole and held ransom a Lowry painting of Middlesbrough Town Hall and Saint Hilda’s Church from the local art gallery. In exchange for the painting’s safe return, he demanded that the Lord Mayor raffle his underpants for charity and that the gallery be installed with a better alarm system as well as be opened on Sundays “to allow the working man to get some culture”. Only a boy of eight at the time, Sean recalls coming downstairs the following morning to find the stolen painting on the mantelpiece.

He was fascinated by the atmosphere of the painting and the ‘matchstick’ people as they scurried around the scene.  He did not realise it at the time, but the painting would have a profound effect on his life, and ultimately inspire him to become an artist himself.

  • Sean Durkin Exhibition
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    Sean Durkin Exhibition
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    1 x 1 inches
  • Here We Go!
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    Here We Go!
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    28 x 28 inches £ 1,795.00
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  • The Most Famous Man on Marsh Road
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    The Most Famous Man on Marsh Road
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    6 x 9 inches £ 30.00
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  • Catch Me If You Can (Limited Edition)
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    Catch Me If You Can (Limited Edition)
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    20 x 20 inches £ 495.00
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  • Get Off That Bloody Lamp! (Limited Edition)
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    Get Off That Bloody Lamp! (Limited Edition)
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    20 x 20 inches £ 495.00   £ 450.00
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  • Ten-To-Two (Limited Edition)
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    Ten-To-Two (Limited Edition)
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    20 x 20 inches £ 495.00
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  • The Lighthouse At Colby’s Beach (Commission)
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    The Lighthouse At Colby’s Beach (Commission)
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    26 x 12 inches Sold
  • The Town Church
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    The Town Church
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    16 x 16 inches Sold
  • Helter Skelter
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    Helter Skelter
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    24 x 24 inches Sold
  • The Heart Of Our Town
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    The Heart Of Our Town
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    24 x 24 inches Sold
  • On The Beat
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    On The Beat
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    20 x 20 inches Sold
  • Bile Beans
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    Bile Beans
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    12 x 16 inches Sold
  • A Different Kind
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    A Different Kind
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    12 x 16 inches Sold
  • Watching The Day Go By
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    Watching The Day Go By
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    24 x 24 inches Sold
  • And Then The Sun Came Out
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    And Then The Sun Came Out
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    30 x 20 inches Sold
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