Martin Duffy has been ideating and producing exceptional figurative sculptures since 1996. After spending time as a professional woodcarver, Martin Duffy studied figurative sculpture at Stafford Art College, under the R.B.S. sculptor, Michael Talbot. It was there he greatly developed the skill and passion for his craft. Since then, his career has gone from strength to strength, and he continues to specialise in figurative sculpture commissions covering a wide variety of subjects from dancers, animals and portraits to motor sport. He also boasts an extensive range of limited edition sculptures cast in bronze and other materials for the garden and home.
Martin Duffy is frequently sought out to produce pieces for private clients, as well as corporate projects, such as a 2012 commission to create a sculpture for the entrance hall of one of the Olympic training venues. Not only that, his work has been featured in multiple private collections across continents, including North America, Europe and Asia. He has also worked closely alongside recognised sculptors including John McKenna, Jonathan Wylder and Irena Sedlecka. Other notable mentions include appearances at outdoor sculpture exhibitions, such as a regular feature at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
‘I try to create powerful and dramatic sculptures, which have a beauty of form. Sculpture should be tactile, drawing the viewer to want to interact physically as well as visually with the work. With a lifetime fascination with the way the body moves, I enjoy the challenge of capturing the essence of movement, balance and tension within a static sculpture.’ – Martin Duffy
At First of March, we can’t wait to see what’s next from Martin Duffy!