Introducing the characterful and memorable work of British artist Sean Durkin. With many enthusiastic collectors including celebrities and significant corporations, Sean’s exceptional work is well worth exploring. We are confident that you will adore the Sean Durkin originals that we are proud to showcase at the Enid Hutt Gallery.
When Sean was a child growing up in Middlesbrough, his father famously relieved the local art gallery of a Lowry painting. The work depicted Middlesbrough Town Hall. Durkin senior promptly held the Lord Mayor to ransom with the Lowry. He promised to return the picture if the Mayor raffled his underpants for charity, arranged for the art gallery to be open on Sundays and provided a new alarm system for the establishment! Durkin was keen for working people to be able to enjoy fine art and took drastic measures to effect change for the local community.
Sean Durkin was only eight-years-old at the time. When he found the stolen painting on the mantelpiece at home he was immediately fascinated by the ‘matchstick’ people that Lowry created and the amazing atmosphere conveyed by the composition. The painting profoundly affected him and was to inspire his own artistic endeavours.
Bursting with irony and featuring wonderful narratives, Sean’s oil paintings are playful and yet possess incredible impact. Now a highly acclaimed artist with a loyal following, Sean regularly exhibits and has been the subject of several TV and radio features. Each of his works is populated by wonderfully whimsical characters and you will find a policeman and a robber somewhere in every piece. These inclusions pay tribute to his father’s exploits in 1972!
Sean Durkin’s oil on board original works are must-haves that you really shouldn’t miss.