Like his oriole on the wing amidst stylized irises, CJ Hurley’s avian art lives at the intersection of the natural world and the Arts & Crafts aesthetic. Striking compositions and attention to detail define the artist’s integration of art and nature. Tree bark is artfully textured, and sinuous lines lend motion to feathers and flower stems. As a designer of hand-painted interiors, CJ Hurley believes that art should be a regular feature in one’s environment and everyday life. Send greetings to friends and family in period-perfect style with the four bird portraits featured in this notecard assortment.
About the artist:
CJ Hurley’s art exists at the intersection of the natural world and the Arts and Crafts aesthetic. Hurley (American, b. 1967) believes that art should be a regular feature in one’s life and environment, and that both art and nature transform who we are as humans. In his painted world, life is rich in natural color and texture, and human-made structures are thoughtfully composed within their surroundings. His landscapes, in particular, aim to portray the raw, unrefined elements he so admires. A master artisan of the Roycroft Renaissance, he is proud to represent the 100-year Roycroft tradition of artistry and hand-craftsmanship. With his wife, Barbara Pierce, Hurley operates Century Arts, a company dedicated to the decoration, restoration, and preservation of homes.