Wednesday, March 21, 2012

M. Katherine Hurley

“Together” © Katherine Hurley
Name:  M. Katherine Hurley, PSA
Bio: M. Katherine Hurley is from a small town called Gates Mills in Midwest Ohio, an area famed for its rolling hill and horse farms. Katherine  received a BFA in 1974 at The College of Mt. St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio. She continued her studies at The Art Academy of Cincinnati and worked with renowned colorist and landscape painter, Wolf Kahn. For over 30 years, she has been a working artist in Cincinnati, Ohio. M. Katherine has exhibited in Europe and is represented in several major galleries in Ohio, Massachusetts and Tennessee. Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Hurley is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America.
The artist has been exhibiting since 1978, and in 2005 Katherine was accorded a solo exhibit of her pastels at The Butler Institute of American Art. Her work has been featured in The Pastel Journal and in The Artist’s Magazine (Jan./Feb. 2008 and June 2008). Hurley also enjoys teaching, and giving workshops to young art students.
Medium: Pastel, oil
Subjects: Landscape,
Style: Representational. According to art critic Daniel Brown, "Hurley’s work is the search for essences, not likenesses…and symbolically represents nature/ life, growth and beauty. The synchronicity of styles – between her own art and that of the American Luminists and the Song painters of the Northern and Southern dynasties- brings her to the forefront, in my opinion, of America’s contemporary landscape artists."
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Gallery: New Work: Oils; Pastels. Archive: Oils Archive; Pastels Archive. (Just because this is a pastel blog, do not skip the oils!)
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