I welcome your enquiries, suggestions and comments.

delighted that someone else lives in chaos

Mary what a lovely and refreshing email, witty and informative with insight into your life. No, not too long at all - give me more of the same please. I am only too delighted that someone else lives in chaos at times. . . .

I await the next email - when you have the time of course.
Kindest regards
in Liverpool

really enjoyed reading that!

Hi Mary,

I really enjoyed reading that! I really, really love your paintings - the colours are just so gorgeous. ...


Love the buffer thing.

Beautiful new paintings Mary.. full of intrigue and boldness- nice Combination! ... Love the buffer thingy.


Hi Mary, I love your work! A friend has just shown me a photo of some paintings you did of Greystones Marina . . . . ). I absolutely loved them and wondered whether you have any more for sale or whether there are prints available? Thanks, Sinead

I like your work

The Golden Dawn looks wonderful.

Your calendars

What a previlige to follow your development and journey!
from Ulla-Britt & Ulf in Sweden
PS. We will never forget the stay with you in Alpes Maritime.DS
Ulla-Britt Frånberg

re talk between you and Donald teskey

Hi Mary, I missed talk you gave in the Mermaid center with Donald Teskey. It was a conversation between you and him about a collaboration of work you did together. I was disappointed to miss it and was wondering if a recording was made of the talk. Really love your work, thanks Aideen


Mary i came to see you last night, i enjoyed it so much, your work is such an inspiration, in trying out cold wax/oil my self, God Bless you and your lovely work , many thanks Mairead


Mary - I was at your very interesting talk with Donald Teskey last night at Mermaid. Would you be able to tell me where I can get pigments in reasonable amounts @ reasonable prices ( ie rather than the minescule amounts one can buy iat big prices!) ?


I truly love and admire your beautiful abstracts Mary; am quite in love with them. Lovely to see and talk with you this evening. Lots of love .. patrisha

Hi Mary,

Your art is amazing, first off. Just beautiful. ....

Working with students

Hello, Ms. Duffy. I am a middle school art teacher from Bluffton, Indiana. I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Art Education. For one of my courses, we are developing instructional resources which feature artists and then lessons developed from there.
I am focusing on students who may have a challenge because of a disability (physical or mental) and how the information or lack thereof, provided in the students Individualized Education Plan (IEP) can guide art teachers lessons to allow all students to be successful in the art making process.
If you had a moment, I would love to hear/read about your experiences in the grade school setting and what was or what you wish would have been done to help you succeed as a student. I believe your input would be a great value to art educators and our pursuit to reach every student.

Thank you for your time,
Kate Farlee

Paintings for sale

Hi Mary, I stumbled across your work and I love it! Particularly the seascapes. Do you have any upcoming exhibitions? Or any paintings for sale currently? Or do you sell prints of any of your work?
Susan H

Purchase enquiry

My partner and I were taken by your work when we saw them this past September while back in Ireland and are very interested in making a purchase of a specific piece or two if they are still available. You and your paintings are truly inspiring!
Kindest regards, Kathryn
Kathryn Donnelly

Tide Tumble

I tried to purchase Tide Tumble using Pay Pal on your website however I am getting errors can you please let me know if you have another option.



Mary, I quite love the "Easel" section of your website. But the rocks -- you make them cry out more than Christ ever did. Perhaps in a few years I'll have enough to pay you for one.
--from the States
Tim B

view artwork

Hi Mary. I saw your calendar in natures gold Greystones today. I was wondering if you have a gallery and if so where are you based. Do you also have more artwork available?

Many thanks

Many thanks for the calendars Mary. I was not expecting to receive a free one - it is so long ago since we bought 'La fin d'apres-midi', so thanks a million for it. I still enjoy your painting and also your newsletters.
Kind regards, Ursula.

great night

Hi Mary, It was great to see you last night, your amazing beautiful paintings have stayed at the front of my mind.
anne b


I really like your paintings
Mary Mac

Poll on your website

Hi Mary, I think your new website is great. However the poll site is not letting me record any comment on it! Just wanted to let you know that it does not seem to be working. I have one of your pictures and get lots of pleasure from it. You are an extremely gifted woman!

Your paintings

I really adore your painting, the colours, the shapes, the emotions, they just really get to me. Thank you for sharing...wished I could share your artwork on fb. Have a lovely summer!

pricing on paintings

Hi Mary,
Congrats on the Connemara paintings! I'm wondering if you sell overseas! I'm living in Montana as you know but would love one of your paintings. I'm wondering what the prices are on 9007 and 7029 and what the shipping would be too. Can you let me know? In the meantime, enjoy the summer!
Cris Mulvey


Hello Mary,
I am on this mode of communication at last. Thinking about you these times and I cut out a magnificant photo of yourself in the press last year.
Nollaig shona agus aithbhliain faoi mhaise dhuit
Elizabeth Mansfield


I've just spent a most enjoyable hour or more reviewing the pitches- and I fully endorse your decision!
I?m still mooning over ?Lillies in Spring? and turning out the piggy bank.... but you can sleep easy now knowing my broken heart is mending!

I loved reading the various entries...just lovely. Chuffed to be up there on your site, thanks for taking the time to show all my love bombs!

I'm sooooo looking forward to my visit....
From Frances, Beck and Kitty. XXX

your garden path

Dear Mary,

Thanks for letting me know about who won. It was very sweet of Rebecca to draw you a picture because she loved your painting so much. Some day, in the not too distant future, she'll be snapping at your heels as a mature artist - and she's showing talent already!

So congratulations to Rebecca and Sharon - commiserations to me. If ever my ship comes home I'll be down to your studio to buy your painting of your garden path.

Warm regards,

Thanks for calendar

Mary I love my painting & was delighted to get your lovely calendar! I have no computer (it died) so e-mail is not practical just yet. Have a good Christmas wherever you spend it. Gerry


Hi there, just found your website while looking through artintheopen members. I'm the Kevin who had the cheek to suggest you shorten that wall, raise that roof etc. Wish I had half the spontaneity and life in my work that I see in yours.
I see (from a mock-up of the brochure)that you are one of the invited artists for the August bash, so should see there if not at the next paint-out which is rumoured to be in your neck of the woods.
Kevin Freeney

Coastal Scene

My husband, Duff and I live in Victoria British Columbia Canada. We recently inherited a number of art pieces from his Auntie Eileen Byass. One of the paintings named "Coastal Scene" is signed M DUFFY. We have looked at your website and believe this lovely painting may be one of yours. There is no date on the picture and we do not know anything about when or where she purchased it. We were wondering if you could tell us if it is one of yours and when it was painted.
Thank you, Pam McCaghey
Pam McCaghey

Powerful stuff!

I just clicked on your work while checking the plein air event...I am a painter from

Your work is inspired! Great!

I have developed some art programs for people with disability...and am currently trying to design art equipment --easel..etc for people who are challenged in various ways-Wheelchair etc.I have worked mostly with mental health and older people...

It would be great to meet you some time.

Deirdre Walsh

my graduate work


I am working on a master's degree in liberal studies at Empire State College in New York City. I first read about your work in a text by Laura Nead. I was wondering if I might ask you some questions relating to your art and life as a disabled artist. I would be really interested and appreciate hearing your opinions on the representation of people who live with a disability.

I hope this is not to forward of me. I am a photographer and painter in New York (not very well known but still working after 30 years?) Now I am teaching at the New York College of Technology. I teach Production for Graphic Designers, Color Theory and Digital Imaging?It helps to pay the bills!

I am late in life pursuing a Masters degree to further my possibilities as a professor but I am finding the journey very exciting, being exposed to many different avenues of research than I have had in my career as a photographer. Anyway I am rambling?sorry.

Please let me know if you think it would be possible to have a conversation of sorts with you. I am not sure how best to present my questions to you or how best for you to answer them. Possibly we could converse through something like SKYPE, I often talk to friends in Italy this way. I could also email some questions to you and you could respond how ever you like.

At any rate, I really appreciate the work you have done and what you are doing now.

I look forward to hearing from you,



Paul D'Innocenzo
Paul D'Innocenzo

your site

Hi Mary
just a note to let you know i checked out your siteas promised. It was very easy to navigate and full of varied sections.

I really love your show reel for fur and your artist statement very down to earth, honest and real. It was a pleasure to work and get to know a little about you during your show in signal.

Be happy, be free and keep shining
Denis (from Signal)
Denis Dunne

lovin your work!

Hi Mary
Saw a postcard for your exhibition over the weekend and subsequently visited the website - would love to have some of your work at home so would you be able to forward me a pricing catalogue.
Hope you are keeping well

Love Jim
jim beresford

I love your work, Mary

Mary, I would love to receive an invitation to any art exhibition you might have on in Bray as I live there. Your work is wonderful, so powerful and vivid and extraordinary, also your web site is just amazing, very relaxing to just browse through it. Regards - Mary Fleming
Mary F.

You may not remember me....?

Found your web site and so happy to read about you and see your photograph. My memories are the first three years of your life. I looked after you on a part time basis, weekends and school holidays. (Arden rd Tullamore)

Mary, you were a happy, strong willed toddler & fearless.
Fell a lot ended up in hospital head injuries.I remember your artifical arms, when i would take you out in the pram to the swimming pool I would remove the arms and set the little hand free. We went to the fun fair a ride in the bumpers(your Dad nearly had a fit) I supported your chest area and you used your feet to drive, you were very active and had high energy levels. You had life and spirit in your eyes. And I hope you still have the same to day. I dont think we ever met after that, I left school went to Dublin to work now married in Cheltenham ,have two boys, both in Cardiff,

I like your paintings

I have just found the site need to read more about you, felt I needed to send you this email.

Mary your paintings are beautiful, I have explored your site in detail and it is wonderful.

You may not remember me and what harm,I remember you Mary Duffy, Artist.
Nice to see you again.
Carmel Crofts (Hanley)Marian PLace

Just admiration of your art

Dear Mary,

I just saw "Fur." I could tell that you were not a "special effect," but a real person. I wondered about you, found your name in the credits, and looked for you on the 'net, so found your site. I admire your enthusiasum for getting ou there, too! You are amazing! My favorite painting is Oak Tree. Your style, particularly in that composition, reminds me very much of a group of California impressionist painters (circa 1890-1960) called Plein Air painters for their habit of painting directly from nature, out of doors. If you are ever in Southern California, I suggest you visit the Irvine Museum in Irvine, CA. It is a small museum, but they own a large collection of California impressionist paintings and rotate exhibits.
You are a very talented artist and determined person. I am pleased to have discovered your story for myself, because I need the example right now.

Best of luck and thank you for the website.

Sherrie Zhan
Sherrie Zhan

just want to say..........

Hi Mary,
I was just reading about you in my health psychology book...I fell on one of your quotes...and right away, I searched your name online...and WOW...your paintings are powerful and filled with energy...and are beautiful.
Keep it up!

Magda Baczkowska

Your work and website

Helo Mary,
I find your website excellent - full of impact, content, and easy to navigate.
Ii find your painting does it for me - the portrait drawings are very accomplished -but the painting resonates with your strength, and passionate engagement with the colour of our wonderful world. Perhaps your high colour could benefit from more neutrals to set it off, but I am biased towards greys after 2 years with Paddy Graham!
Good to talk the other evening, if you are down this way imbibing the landscape, drop in and partake of some tea.
All the best, Lynne
Lynne Foster Fizgerald