CJ Hurley (American, b. 1967)
There Is Suffering in Art (detail), 2013
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.